Ridgefield launches ‘community experience’ survey 


Ridgefield has launched a survey to gain insight on people’s experiences in the city. 

The survey aims to gather information to identify strengths, challenges and barriers related to “welcoming and bringing together the unique ideas of all people,” stated a news release.

“The city’s goal is to obtain the perspectives of people from varying backgrounds and experiences, and to respectfully hear them so every individual feels a sense of belonging,” stated the release.

The results of the survey will be presented to the city council.

The survey questions were created by Polco, an online community engagement polling platform. The platform allows the city to compare the results to other communities.

Everyone is welcome to take the survey even if they don’t live in Ridgefield, but the city asks responses to be limited to experiences based in the city.

“Ridgefield is known and loved for our welcoming and supportive community,” said Mayor Don Stose in the release. “By identifying our strengths and challenges, we can take steps to continue to be a community where everyone feels welcome, listened to, and proud to call home.”

To participate in the survey, go online to polco.us/sknadh. The last day to participate is Oct. 8. Answers will be confidential and survey results, including demographics, will be reported in group form only, stated the release.

A paper copy is available by request at Ridgefield City Hall, 230 Pioneer St. 

For more information, call 360-887-3557 or email lee.knottnerus@ridgefieldwa.us.