City of Sequim offers new online citizen engagement service

Seeking an improved method for citizen engagement, the City of Sequim announced last week an online portal for residents to give feedback about the community.

The city is working with Polco, an online polling service.

Citizens are encouraged to sign up for Polco at polco.us/sequim and about every two weeks they will be notified that there are four to seven new questions available to answer.

Sign up will ask for name, email, zip code and to set up a password.

The first questions will be available on Tuesday, Aug. 13, and will be posted for approximately three weeks, city officials said.

Initial poll questions are:

• How would you rate your community as a place to live?

• How would you rate your community as a place to raise children?

• How would you rate your community as a place to work?

• How would you rate your community as a place to visit?

• How would you rate your community as a place to retire?

• How would you rate your community as a place to play?

Later in August, the poll will list questions about solid waste and recycling services.

“We are excited about this opportunity to work with Polco to learn more about what is important to the citizens of Sequim,” city manager Charlie Bush said in a press release.

“We are hopeful that these frequent, but short polls will encourage more people to participate than what we see in a typical citizen survey.”

For more information, contact Communications and Marketing Director Barbara Hanna at 360-681-3422 or bhanna@sequimwa.gov.

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