The MSA Neighborhood Association is using the survey to better connect neighbors through interests and neighborhood functions, how we can improve our communication efforts so that all of you can participate or get access to information about neighborhood and city-wide happenings, and prioritizing future neighborhood projects that relate to issues and concerns. A few of highlights of the survey results are:
- Most of you receive your information about the neighborhood by word of mouth, our Blog, neighborhood posters, and Facebook
- Lack of neighborhood events, time, and other social settings such as businesses and restaurants are preventing neighbors from connecting with each other and our community.
- Lack of time again is the biggest barrier for people from participation in our Neighborhood Association. · Safety; neighborhood appearance; economic develop, and access to healthy food ranked as the highest concerns.
- Sustainability features, activities and interest groups, and social gatherings are things that would improve the quality of life in our neighborhood.
Part of the survey included a section for neighbors to indicate any interest or groups that they would like to be a part of. We emailed neighbors who selected certain interests in hopes that a person will “champion” the lead and get people together for a dog walk, knitting, or some crafting, etc. If you have become a point contact person for a group, please let us know and we can post meet-ups on our blog and Facebook, etc. Please leave comments about ideas that you have about neighborhood social gatherings or projects below.
Thanks again to those who participated in the survey and another big thanks to our neighborhood volunteers who give their time no matter how long it may be, because every minute we can get we are grateful for.
“We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles, rather than by the quality of our service relationship to humanity.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Survey Results by MSA Neighborhood Association Volunteers