The survey, an update on Chester County Quality of Life surveys undertaken in 2009 and 2013, has been developed in partnership with West Chester University’s Center for Social and Economic Policy Research.
Results of the survey will be incorporated in the county’s 2019-2023 strategic plan. The survey has been mailed to 12,000 households, which represents more than 7.5 percent of all residents. The online survey takes five to 10 minutes to complete and is available in both English and Spanish..“We want to hear about our residents’ experiences using our county services,” said Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Michelle Kichline. “We are interested in hearing from those who use our parks and trails, those who visit our health clinics, anyone who appreciates our public safety services, our thriving downtowns, as well as all of the other vital programs and services that the county provides.” Dr. Jeffery Osgood of the West Chester University’s Center for Social and Economic Policy Research said, “The mailed surveys were randomly sent to homes through a process where residences in each region of the County had a relatively equal chance of being invited to participate in the Chester County Quality of Life Survey.” “In everything we do, we plan,” said Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone. “We need to hear from the public about what they believe are the most important topics are for us to address during the next five years – from open space and urban growth to transportation options, job creation and economic development.”
To obtain a paper version of the survey, residents can call 610-344-6280
The survey is online at the county’s website: www.chesco.org/survey