The City of Celina launched the 2020 Community Survey on May 28, 2020, through June 25, 2020
- 1,309 Responses (6.1% of Estimated 2020 Population)
- 4 Weeks (5/27/2020-6/25/2020)
- 15 Questions
- Averaged 7 Minutes to Complete
The 2020 Celina Community Survey had a phenomenal response rate, with more than three times a healthy minimum for a city (i.e. two percent) and 550 more responses than the 2018 Survey, which also had a high response rate. The Survey asked the community for their thoughts and opinions of current events, trends, and happenings within Celina. Overall the Survey respondents are pleased with the current economic development and planning efforts in Celina, especially in terms of Downtown and supporting local businesses, and there is an interest in seeing the City continue to explore additional opportunities to strengthen Downtown, expand parks and recreation amenities, and improve infrastructure. Respondents also feel Celina embraces a strong sense of community with a small-town feel. Weaknesses and threats related to fears of losing the sense of community and rural character with rapid and unplanned growth. There were also concerns expressed about the high cost of City utilities, especially water. Through this Survey, Celina is able to more accurately respond to the community’s needs and vision for the future, in addition to understanding how the efforts of the City have been perceived so far. With this Survey Report in hand, the community can prioritize what comes next and what the vision for the future holds.