The city wants to hear from residents about their priorities and their opinions of how well city services are working. This year an online survey has been made available to all residents

Do you wish you could tell the city firsthand what you’d like to see done with taxpayer dollars? Do you have a special project you think is important or know of a badly needed service?

You’ve got your chance to have your opinion heard between now and Nov. 28. Just click on the link at the end of this article and create an online account to participate in a community survey that asks residents about their opinions about local government services and lets them share their priorities.

All Wichita residents are encouraged to participate in the online version of the survey.

The survey is similar to that conducted by the city in the past, but this year the survey is asking residents to rank their top priorities in addition to rating service delivery.  

The City plans to begin distributing community surveys on a more frequent basis – changing from biannual to annual. 

On Friday, October 14, 5,000 randomly selected recipients from all six council districts received postcards in the mail. Residents who received surveys in the mail are asked to return them in the envelopes provided as soon as possible. The results are compared to results from prior years and to other communities throughout the U.S.

Results are expected to be finalized by March of 2023, and the City will share results at that time.

The survey is available in both English and Spanish:



P.J. Griekspoor is a semi-retired veteran journalist with 55 years experience in writing and editing in Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North Carolina and Wichita.  She spent 18 years at the Wichita Eagle...