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Posted on: February 15, 2022

[ARCHIVED] PRESS RELEASE: Input on Community Spending Surveys Now Open for Public Participation

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The City of Brookings has now opened public participation for the Brookings Input on Community Spending surveys for residents and businesses. The surveys provide residents an opportunity to participate in the process for community funding decisions as a result of federal and state funding legislation (e.g. American Rescue Plan Act, Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and any future funding bills).  

“We’re excited to be conducting these surveys to solicit resident and business feedback,” says City of Brookings Assistant City Manager Jacob Meshke. “These surveys will help City Leadership identify community priorities as we navigate through opportunities provided by funds made available as a result of federal/state funding legislation.”

City officials worked with independent consultant, Polco, to develop the surveys. The surveys will collect information that will assist in guiding City funding decisions as a result of federal and state funding legislation. The surveys will include questions about quality of life, important characteristics of community, services provided by Brookings and priorities for the future. The surveys are available online in English and Spanish. 

The surveys are available online for residents and businesses via the following links:



The City is encouraging all to participate to ensure a statistically-valid survey is obtained. 

Brookings Mayor Ope Niemeyer hopes all who have the opportunity will participate and express their opinions in these surveys saying, “Brookings is a great engaged community and the results will help to create a better city. I encourage everyone living in Brookings to take the surveys as they are made available to them and help us chart our community’s future and improve the quality of life for residents.”

Residents with questions about the surveys may contact the city by phone at (605) 692-6281 by email at 

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