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Community Survey Reports

CY 2022 Community Survey Results 

The City of Davenport conducts a Community Survey every two years to measure the community’s satisfaction levels regarding the quality of life and quality of City services. The results of the survey were presented to City Council and leadership during the January 17th budget workshop meeting. These results assist leaders in the budget process and aligning resources with community input. 

The ETC Institute conducted the City’s biennial survey, capturing a random sample of 835 residents.

Compared to other cities, the City rated 12 percentage points above the national average in the “overall quality of City services” category. The City of Davenport rates above the national average in 25 out of 40 survey topics.

City streets, neighborhoods, police services, and the City’s effort to attract and retain businesses emerged as top priorities in the survey’s importance-satisfaction analysis.

Residents ranked the following City services the highest: Quality of fire and paramedic services (95%), Quality of library services (92%), Quality of garbage and recycling collection (84%), and Quality of City parks, recreation programs, and facilities (75%).

The City of Davenport appreciates the time citizens invested in responding to the survey! 

Government Finance Officers Association Budget Award

Chicago, Illinois --Government Finance Officers Association is pleased to announce that City of Davenport, Iowa, has received GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.

The award represents a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the entity had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity's budget serves as:

- a policy document
- a financial plan
- an operations guide
- a communications device

Budget documents must be rated "proficient" in all four categories, and in the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.

When a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is granted to an entity, a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation is also presented to the individual(s) or department designated as being primarily responsible for having achieved the award. This has been presented to Finance Department.

There are over 1,600 participants in the Budget Awards Program. The most recent Budget Award recipients, along with their corresponding budget documents, are posted quarterly on GFOA's website. Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) advances excellence in government finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources and practical research for more than 20,500 members and the communities they serve.