A survey conducted to generate material for discussion at the 2004 Local Government Officials Conference in Norfolk Virginia. Respondents were asked about the goals of the locality and for opinions about the services of local government as well as the challenges in their own local government and ideas for solutions. They also rated services on the Web and relationships with the state government.
Sample of 1600 Virignia local officials 447 completed the survey. Sampled groups included County supervisors city councillors Treasurers Commissioners of Revenue Clerks of the Courts Sheriffs and Commonwealth's Attorneys.
Tom Guterbock & Kate Wood
Local Government Officials Conference
U.Va. Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service