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In an effort to assess the effects of the COVID-19 response on our municipal members, we have crafted the first in a quarterly series of surveys. We will use these surveys to better advocate for your funding and resource needs as the COVID-19 response proceeds throughout the year.

This first survey is comprehensive and will take approximately 30-40 minutes to complete. Future iterations will contain pre-populated information and will be much shorter. We are looking at actual and anticipated impacts over time to staffing, revenue, and expenses.

We will use our members' responses to provide projections to state and federal legislative bodies, to share significant data points with members, to evaluate impacts to the VERB Trust and risk to VLCT PACIF members, and to create more effective training opportunities and resources. Survey results will also be shared with the National League of Cities to support the Cities Are Essential campaign to advocate for federal funding for cities, towns, and villages.

Who Should Take the Survey?

Municipal Managers and Municipal Administrators received a survey link with a username and password to access the survey. In municipalities without a chief administrative officer, the link was sent to chairs of governing boards (selectboards, village trustees, and city councils or aldermen). The recipient can share login information with other officers if necessary for completing the survey. We ask that recipients and respondents coordinate internally so that only one survey is submitted per town. If you believe you are the appropriate respondent but did not receive a direct link to the survey, please contact hlaw@vlct.org to learn who in your municipality was selected to receive the survey link and login information.

Resources:

The two documents linked below are a sheet on how to correlate municipal positions with job functions and a blank copy of the online survey (for reference only).

Deadline: Friday, May 29, 2020

Survey Link:  https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5586830/VLCT-Covid-19-Municipal-Finance-Status-Survey

Publication Date: 
Friday, May 15, 2020