County Provides Clarification On Biennial Community Survey


Los Alamos County, in partnership with its contractor National Research Center (NRC), mailed in early December its biennial Community Survey to 2,500 randomly selected households throughout Los Alamos and White Rock. The survey aims to provide a comprehensive picture of citizen perspectives on community livability. County officials offer the following clarification regarding the survey. 

Council goals and priorities. Question 14 in the survey asks citizens to identify the top three Council priority areas. While very similar to the 2022 Council priority areas, the 2021 Council priority areas were inadvertently provided by County staff to NRC for inclusion in the survey. The 2022 Council priority areas were modified in February 2022 and are available on the County Council webpage here:

Online and paper survey responses. Residents who received the survey can use the unique link included in the letter to access it online, or individuals can fill out the paper copy. Paper surveys are color coded by neighborhood and do not require a code or return address. To ensure it’s received in time, County officials recommend returning the paper survey by Jan. 9, 2023. 

Open participation period. To augment the responses from the valid sample mailing, an open participation period will be extended to all citizens and businesses starting January 2, 2023. A link will be provided to the public at that time. Question 14 of the open participation survey will include the 2022 Council priority areas. 

The Community Survey will close for everyone, and all paper copies of the survey must be received by Jan. 16, 2023. 

For more information or any questions, contact Leslie Bucklin at 505-663-1726 or email