McKinley County is updating its 2012 Comprehensive Plan and needs your input. This updated plan seeks to expand on some key issues in specific areas to further develop strategies around future investments and initiatives. The County is honored to invite the public and encourages its citizen to be active and involved in the planning process. Gathering public input also allows the County to understand what is going on in each community.

Please keep in mind that the information gathered from these surveys are for internal use only and will BE KEPT STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. No personal information will be made public.

We need your input on specific focus areas as the following:

     ● Cross-jurisdictional, inter-agency collaboration, cooperation, and support
     ● Develop efficient strategies for existing resources
     ● Develop quality jobs, services and programs
     ● Creating opportunities for our children
     ● Creating healthier families and communities 
     ● Other challenges and opportunities

The County would like to thank you for your participation.

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* 1. Please enter the Zip Code you use when you vote. (When answered, skip to Question 5.)

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* 2. If you do not vote in County elections, what is your Mailing Zip Code?

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* 3. Registering to vote in this year’s elections has closed. Would you be interested in registering to vote for future elections?

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* 4. If yes, do you need assistance registering to vote?

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* 5. What age ranges are represented in your household? (Select all that apply.)

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* 6. Would you consider yourself or a family member a part of any of the following communities? (Select all that apply.)

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* 7. Considering McKinley County’s character, which of the following are most important to you? (Choose top 3.)

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* 8. What should be the top concerns for the County? (Choose top 3.)

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* 9. What type of infrastructure should the County consider as priority? (Choose top 3.)

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* 10. On a scale of 1 to 5, how important would a region-wide water and wastewater consortium be to your community? The consortium would provide training opportunities and coordinate support and services among water systems to achieve efficiency and stability.

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* 11. When resolving problems and issues in top priority areas, what areas should the County and other local governments (i.e. Navajo Chapters, Zuni Pueblo, Mutual Domestic Water Associations, state and federal agencies) focus on? (Choose top 3.)

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* 12. By increasing housing options for local employees and professionals, how important is increasing housing opportunities to improve the recruitment and retention of employers and employees (i.e. Education, Healthcare, Public Safety, Manufacturing)? (Choose answer on a scale of 1 to 5.)

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* 13. On a scale of 1 to 5, how important would a region-wide public safety consortium be to your community? A region-wide public safety consortium would establish a regional support and network system between all agencies (i.e. tribal, county, city, state, federal, private), as well as provide training opportunities and share resources within the County.

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* 14. What steps should the County consider in resolving Rights-Of-Way and jurisdictional issues that often delay much needed road improvement or other infrastructure projects? (Choose top 3.)

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* 15. What are the priorities for County focus to better serve the community? (Choose top 3.)

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* 16. What programs or industries should the County work to keep or recruit? (Choose top 3.)

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* 17. What are the primary strengths of the County? (Choose top 3.)

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* 18. What areas should the County and its partners focus on when it comes to finding additional resources (financial and otherwise) for services in our region? (Choose top 3.)

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* 19. Should the County advocate and promote educational opportunities for students and working professionals?

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