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Central Ave
Valley City

August 5, 2021

The Longest Table

one community
hundreds of conversations
endless possibilities

Results

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Demographic

On August 5, 2021, just under 300 Valley City area residents gathered down Central Avenue to join in a facilitated conversation to exchange stories and share ideas about community innovation all while building stronger connections with their neighbors. 

Attendees were asked to complete a survey before and after the conversation to gather data about our community specifically regarding amenities, engagement, image, and quality of life.

The charts on this and the following pages are interactive. Click on a bar or a selection box to see how the attribute in the bar you selected reflects across all categories.

Demographic Highlights:

  1. Age
  2. How long lived in the area
  3. Gender
  4. Household size
  5. Children in the household
  6. Annual income level
  7. Why did you move to VC
  8. Civic Activities participate in
  9. Employers promote civic engagement

Community Perception

Attendees were asked a variety of questions to gain perspective on their perception of our community. Some of the highlights include:

 77% agree they are happy and proud to call Valley City Home

50.9% agree Valley City is welcoming while 40.13% somewhat agree

51.59% somewhat agree that it is easy to start a community project while 24.3% somewhat disagree

48.41% Agree they would like to help and support a community project if the opportunity arose. 45.86% somewhat agree

54.78% agree Valley City has a bright future and 36.94% somewhat agree

 52.23% said their perception was more positive after the conversation.

The following data reflects feedback and results as it pertains to community amenities, improving our future, activities to build the quality of life for our community and those who come to enjoy it. 

The charts on this and the following pages are interactive. Click on a bar or a selection box to see how the attribute in the bar you selected reflects across all categories.

Priorities

Attendees were asked to choose their top three most important community priorities from a list.

Charts on this page interactive by income, age and those with children. Click on a blue priority bar below to see how attended responded. Conversely, click on a green age group or time in Valley City to see the priorities selected by that demographic group compared to the overall average.

Project Success

  1. Are there questions or topics you would like to see discussed in future
  2. Perception of our community change after the conversation?
  3. Most interesting part of the conversation
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"Just wanted to say congratulations, you pulled it off in great fashion. I heard so many positive responses and people want to do this again."


Participants in Discussion

"Thank you for organizing the Longest Table.  It was a great event bringing people together, sharing ideas about Valley City and meeting new people.   Your time and efforts paid off!"


Overview of Discussions

"Congratulations on a wonderful event last evening.  I heard many positive comments...about how it was organized, the meal, etc. Lots of great conversations going on! Thank you for all the work that you put in!  "


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hundreds of conversations
endless possibilities
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