Online survey seeks input for Wichita's future

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

An online survey launched Monday to give Wichita residents an opportunity to provide input on a vision for the region's future

The Project Wichita said in a news release that its community engagement process consists of three steps: listen, focus, and share.

Focus groups, the first part of the "listen" phase, were recently completed with an overwhelming response of 3,800+ participants. The second part of the Project Wichita "listen" phase is the newly launched survey

"We are thrilled with the number and diversity of community members who participated in focus groups last month. It was truly outstanding to see the region step up and speak out," said Juston White, Project Wichita co-chair. "Our hope with the survey is to get additional input from as many people as possible on their vision for our region's future."

The Wichita State University Public Policy and Management Center analyzed the community responses from the focus groups to find the topics that emerged.

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From those broad topics, WSU created a survey unique to our region designed to dive deeper into topics important to the community. Paper surveys may be requested at info@projectwichita.org or by calling (316) 500-6650.

The survey will be open through July 6. 

"The incredible response to the focus groups tells us that the community is excited for this process," said Debbie Gann, retired Spirit AeroSystems executive. "Now is the time to get involved. If you want to help shape the Wichita region of tomorrow, we need your voice today." 

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