- Living in Wellington
- Public Engagement
Wellington places a high value on the involvement and engagement of its residents. Local government has the advantage of being closest to the people it serves. It protects and enables the lives of the community’s residents every day by providing basic needs from sidewalks and roads, to cultural enrichment, like events and healthy natural spaces. Civic engagement creates and maintains a community that is educated, aware, motivated, engaged, and fulfilled.
Opportunities To Share Your Input
The Village offers a variety of avenues that residents may use to give their input and share ideas with Wellington staff. This page provides links to surveys, as well as survey results and information about proposed projects and initiatives in our community. Make sure to stay connected with the Village so you never miss out on opportunities to share your input.
Wellington has partnered with FlashVote to launch a new platform to make it easier for residents to give their feedback. This new survey tool gives participants a convenient way to have a voice in Village government through text, email, or voice responses.
Village residents may sign up now at flashvote, or call 775-235-2240 to participate by phone or text only.
Planning, Zoning, & Building Projects
Wellington's Planning, Zoning, & Building Department welcomes feedback and comments on development proposals through its Proposed Projects Public Comment Form. If you would like additional information on specific projects, visit the Active Project Applications webpage or email email@example.com. All comments become part of the Public Record and will be part of the project file for the respective project or development proposal. If you wish for the comments to be heard or read at a public hearing, you must attend the hearing and fill out a public comment card.
National Community Survey
Wellington has once again partnered with Polco to gather resident feedback through The National Community Survey (NCS). The 2023 Wellington Community Survey is now open to all Village residents. Once they have answered the survey questions, participants provide their email address and ZIP code. This ensures the Village only hears from each person once. It also collects information on the general area where respondents live. Residents who provide this information will also be able to receive notifications of any future Wellington survey or polling efforts. The survey will be open from Wednesday, May 10th to Wednesday, May 24th, 2023.
About the National Community Survey
The National Community Survey (NCS) was developed in partnership with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) in 2001 to provide cities and counties with a high-quality, cost-effective scientific survey of resident opinion and an important benchmarking tool that allows for comparison among communities. It was among the first scientific surveys developed to gather resident opinions on a range of community issues and has been used in hundreds of jurisdictions across the U.S. The survey centers on community livability and includes questions about the quality of life, local policies, demographics, rating of local government services, and resident use of services.
Resident feedback helps Wellington address issues that are most important to our community. Survey responses are confidential and no identifying information is shared, the National Research Center will collect and analyze the responses independently and inform the Village how we measure up against more than 500 other communities throughout the United States.
In April of 2023, Wellington once again launched the National Community Survey to a scientifically random sampling of households within the Village. Selected households received a postcard asking them to provide their feedback on a list of questions regarding the future of Wellington. The process of collecting resident opinions on Village services and priorities is underway. The survey will be open to all residents in the coming weeks. A link to complete the survey will be posted on this page.
2021 National Community Survey Results
In the fall of 2021, the Village of Wellington participated in the National Community Survey to gauge resident opinions on Village programs, services, and policies. The survey, administered by the National Research Center, surveyed randomly selected Wellington residents and included questions related to the overall quality of life in the community, including community amenities, governance, and infrastructure.
- 94% of residents gave excellent and good ratings to the Village's overall image and reputation, the overall quality of life, and as a place to raise children.
- Over 90% would recommend living in Wellington to someone who asked and also planned to remain in Wellington for the next 5 years.
- 85% of residents positively rated the quality of services from the Village and the customer service from the Wellington team.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to complete the survey. Having an active and engaged community ensures Wellington remains a Great Hometown. For a detailed look at the survey results, visit Wellington's NCS Report webpage.