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2018 Johnson City Citizen Survey

The City of Johnson City is conducting its biennial Citizen Survey. Collected data will be used to determine how the City can best serve the public. The online survey is available now.

Conducted in partnership with the National Research Center, the survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Participation is crucial to planning projects and providing services. All input is greatly appreciated. Citizens are encouraged to complete the online Citizen Survey by Friday, Nov. 30.

Responses from previous surveys have resulted in improvements to the downtown area, including enhanced street sweeping and maintenance and the addition of LED lighting. The last survey, conducted in 2016, indicated an increase in satisfaction among residents in the areas of downtown safety, overall cleanliness, storm drainage, and walking trails.

“The Citizen Survey is a great indicator of how we are doing,” said City Manager Pete Peterson. “It lets us know what our stakeholders want and gives us direction for strategic planning.” For more information, please email citizensurvey@johnsoncitytn.org or call 434-6196.

JC Community Christmas Tree Lighting, Christmas Parade & Downtown Celebrations


• 7pm - Johnson City will officially kick off the holiday season Nov. 30 at 7 p.m., when the community Christmas tree is lit in King Commons. Afterwards, join us for holiday entertainment downtown, and be sure to head to Main Street after the lighting for the Hometown Holiday Street Fest event.


• 10:30am - Beginning at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 1, take in the sights and sounds of Johnson City’s annual Christmas parade, which will run from ETSU down Walnut Street and through downtown. Whoville Village will be set up in the Founders Park pavilion with tons of kids activities following the parade.

Sesquicentennial Commission seeks feedback on 150th celebration

The City of Johnson City’s Sesquicentennial Commission invites citizens to participate in an online survey about celebrating the City’s 150th anniversary next year. “We want this celebration to be meaningful, fun-filled, and inclusive for all of our neighbors.” said Commission Chairwoman Rebecca Henderson. To that end, the Commission drafted a short survey that offers residents an opportunity to propose suggestions on activities to celebrate the City’s sesquicentennial, and rank the three aspects of the proposed legacy project (cascading water feature, splash pad, and natural adventure area at King Commons in downtown Johnson City). The survey also seeks to gauge residents’ interest in themed celebrations being planned for 2019.

The online survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JCTN150th and will remain open through Nov. 30. Those interested in staying informed about the City’s sesquicentennial celebration are encouraged to follow the Commission’s Facebook page at @JCTN150.


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