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Krawczak: Results to learn from, build on

December 17, 2012
Jackie Krawczak , The Alpena News

I just finished reading the survey that Northeast Michigan Council of Governments and the City of Alpena conducted to help the city update its comprehensive plan. And then, because that wasn't enough fun (I'm serious, it was enjoyable), I read the results of the Alpena County survey that was recently completed also in partnership with NEMCOG. Reading through the results elicited many reactions from me. Among them were feelings of happiness, pride, disappointment, anger, frustration, hope, and excitement. Sometimes I laughed out loud (especially at the response of "duh" to the question, "Should the City encourage tourism/recreation?"). Other times I wanted to find the respondent and correct their apparent misinformation. Sometimes I was confused. Mostly though, I was intrigued.



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