Special Invite: New "Small Communities, Big Decisions" pilot program for local governments under 15k population.
Accurate and Reliable Community Engagement
Thousands of government leaders trust Polco for insights from polls, surveys and data analytics in one easy-to-use online platform.
You work hard to make the right decisions, but…
You need better public participation to build greater trust
You need to ask the right questions the right way
You want to hear from voices that reflect your entire community
Clear input is drowning in all the noise
It is impossible to analyze all the data quickly
Greater context is required to interpret results
Polco brings the voice of everyday residents to local government leaders with award-winning community engagement services, online polls, industry-leading survey research, and performance data analytics.
Make informed decisions with confidence
Initiate public participation and forge connections with your stakeholders
Maximize Public Resources
Optimize your budget with thoughtful, informed planning
Take action and improve quality of life in your community
Collect input from your community’s unique demographics, so you represent all voices.
Uncover insights that inform, not confuse.
Attract more participants with secure and anonymous surveys.
Post questions directly to your audience for quick feedback on any topic.
See where you stand next to other local governments and measure your own progress.
Access community surveys created by pioneering survey scientists.
Community surveys designed by experts
National Research Center (NRC) at Polco is comprised of data and survey science experts who’ve refined and analyzed community assessments for over three decades. NRC methods provide local government leaders with accurate representation of their communities, nationwide comparison reports, and professional data analyses - all exclusively on the Polco platform.
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60,000+ questions answered
30+ years of survey expertise
30 million voices represented
Someone would come to a council meeting and would be the loudest person in the room. We would make a decision based on that. We wanted to make more data-driven decisions and hear more from our community.
Asst. City Manager of Administration, Edmond, Okla.
We asked ourselves, do we have the courage to step forward and see how we’re doing? And then do we have the courage to take on this information and pique the interest of the community to do something different than we’ve done in the past?
City Clerk, Chatfield, Minn.
This is very useful. I can’t tell you how many times we reflect on the community survey results to help guide our policy decisions over the next four years.
Mayor, Louisville, Colo.
A lot of communities, especially small ones, have ever-growing demands and never-growing staff. It’s hard to prioritize. The data helps us to evaluate those things, set priorities, and make sure we use our limited resources to get to where we need to go.
Public Information Officer, Estes Park, Colo.