Neighborhood Representation surveys

Information about neighborhood board representation surveys in the City of Minneapolis.


This survey collects demographic information about the body of volunteers serving as board members of neighborhood organizations funded by the City of Minneapolis. The data is compared to who lives in our communities and in our City. The purpose of the survey is to see how our boards represent who lives in our communities and our City.

The survey was formerly known as the Board Diversity Survey, but was renamed to the Board Representation Survey to better reflect the purpose of the survey.

Past surveys

Frequently asked questions

How will my individual information be used?

All information received as a result of this survey will be aggregated (combined) to assist in planning communities in Minneapolis. For reporting purposes, responses will only be aggregated to preserve the privacy of all respondents.

What if a board member isn’t available at the board meeting NCR attends?

Your neighborhood specialist will work with you to maximize participation from all board members and make any necessary accommodations.

Does every individual have to take the survey?

Volunteers are under no obligation to take the survey or answer any particular survey question. If you decline to take the survey or to answer any of the particular questions, no adverse consequences to you or your neighborhood organization will occur.

What impact will this survey have on my neighborhood organization?

Survey participation will have no adverse consequences for your neighborhood organization. However, failure to provide the information will affect completeness of the survey and therefore the success of the survey. Full participation from neighborhoods across the city will allow NCR to better serve you and residents citywide.

Will the survey results be public?

The aggregated data will be public (see the past reports in the section above), provided the data meet the summary data requirements of Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. Summary data is report data derived from data on individuals but in which individuals are not identified and from which neither the individuals’ identities nor any other characteristic that could uniquely identify an individual is ascertainable.

Who will see my individual survey?

The persons who may receive your individual survey responses include the individuals who aggregate the survey responses, the City Coordinator, and the City attorneys assisting with the summary data analysis. The information may also be supplied to the Minnesota Department of Administration – Information Policy Analysis Division, state and federal courts, and attorneys representing any of the above individuals or entities.

How else will you be measuring neighborhood work in the future?

NCR works to support strong, vibrant and functional Neighborhood Organizations and is continuing work through the Neighborhoods 2020 Funding framework to work toward this goal.

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