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The City of Portland, Oregon

Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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2017 BDS Surveys Update

Survey ImageBDS is currently in the planning stages to conduct customer, community and employee satisfaction surveys in summer 2017. Staff is working on an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with Portland State’s Survey Research Lab to conduct the surveys. The surveys will be conducted primarily online. 

The customer and community surveys will gauge attitudes and opinions regarding the quality, effectiveness, and timeliness of BDS programs and services. Over the last 15 years, results and analysis from similar surveys has helped us set operational priorities and make decisions regarding programs and services that impact customers and the community. The last customer/community survey was conducted in 2014. 

We also conducted our first survey of bureau employees in 2014, seeking feedback on employee satisfaction and the bureau’s organizational health and culture.  We have implemented significant changes related to organizational priorities, structure, and training as a result of the 2014 survey, and follow-up work continues. 

For more information about the surveys, contact Mark Fetters in BDS Business Operations at (503) 823-1028 or