Isabella County Needs Assessment Survey: Report of Findings to the Community
In early 2018, the Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation (MPACF) contracted with the Center for Applied Research and Rural Studies (CARRS) at Central Michigan University (CMU) to conduct a random sample needs assessment survey of Isabella County households. CARRS worked with the Community Foundation to develop survey questions with input from many local leaders. Upon completion, 531 households had either participated in an interview over the phone or returned a mailed questionnaire. The Community Foundation has received a report on the survey results, and community members are encouraged to view the executive summary online.
MPACF seeks to shape the future of Isabella County by cultivating bold solutions for strong, vibrant, and inclusive communities. In collaboration with the United Way of Gratiot and Isabella Counties, the Community Foundation will convene local community leaders in early 2019 to present the assessment results and explore potential solutions to address the greatest needs going forward. More details on this event will be available soon.