Citizen Engagement and Priority Study

February 6, 2020

On November 25, 2019, City Council approved the Citizen Engagement and Priority Study, conducted by Cobalt Community Research. This anonymous survey includes questions on the City’s budget allocation, future projects and programs, communication preference, and various demographic questions. This helps the City of Ferndale obtain a more robust pulse of the community through research and education. We also want to ensure the privacy of the community’s information, as secured by Cobalt Community Research.  

“We know the upcoming 2020 Census will give us a great statistical view of the City. Working with Cobalt Community Research ahead of Census results means that we not only receive that information early, but also get a real pulse check on what being from Ferndale means at a local level.” Kyle Pollet, assistant city manager, explained. “This is so valuable as we strive to be the benchmark of a modern, innovative, and inclusive community,” He said.  

The first wave of surveys was sent by mail to residents by a process of random selection. If you have not yet received one, we will be sending a second wave of surveys by mail - also by random selection - on February 27, 2020. Please return the survey in the postage-paid envelope before the due date listed.  

If you do not receive a survey, but are interested in participating, we have also provided an online link. When prompted, please use the study ID “Ferndale” at the top of the page to complete the survey.  

We encourage your participation in this research, as this will help us provide a better outreach in community engagement.  


Reilly Coleman

Communications Assistant