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Many DeLand residents will soon have a survey from the city showing up in their mailboxes.

This week, the City of DeLand launched its bi-annual citizen survey in partnership with the National Research Center. The survey provides valuable information to the City Commission for future policy decisions and also measures the city against other communities across the nation who have participated.

“This is a great opportunity for our residents to indicate how they feel about the overall direction of the city, what DeLand’s city government is doing well and what areas they feel should be improved,” said Mayor Robert F. Apgar. “The survey will also be used as a guide for city leaders as DeLand updates its strategic plan.”

Mailings began earlier this week to a scientific sampling of residents within DeLand’s city limits. Residents who receive the survey are asked to fill it out in a timely manner and return it in the post-marked envelope provided. There is also an option for residents to complete the survey online for those who do not wish to fill out the paper version.

For those who do not receive a survey in the mail, there will be an opportunity to complete the survey online a few weeks from now.

Results from the survey will be provided to the city later this Fall.

— DeLand Community Information Manager Chris Graham

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