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Kearney to Participate in Nebraska “Community Strengths” Project | KRVN Radio

Kearney to Participate in Nebraska “Community Strengths” Project

Kearney to Participate in Nebraska “Community Strengths” Project

Community Leaders Ask Residents, Visitors to Complete Short Survey Online
Kearney, NE — December 18, 2017 — Six area entities are leading Kearney’s participation in a statewide initiative designed to measure how well Nebraska towns measure up in nine categories known to be important to individuals seeking out new communities.

Researchers at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are working with the Kearney Visitors Bureau, Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Council of Buffalo County, City of Kearney, and Hollman Media, LLC of Kearney to lead the project. Kearney is one of 27 participating Nebraska communities.

The project agreement does not require funding from Kearney. Instead, the community is required to solicit a minimum number of survey responses from residents and visitors. Data from Kearney will then be compared to aggregate data from all participating communities across the state.

“This isn’t a contest,” said Travis Hollman, president of Hollman Media. “Knowing what your community is doing well and not so well is valuable to the community’s strategic planning process. This survey instrument is unique in that it is based on solid research that found that people wanted nine things in any community. Some of those nine things surprised us, but they make up the things being measured in the participating communities.”

Residents and visitors are asked to help Kearney meet its required quota by taking the survey online at

The survey requires fewer than 10 minutes to complete. It does not collect personally identifiable information.

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