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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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BDS Surveys Update

Survey ImageBDS is in the planning stages to conduct new customer, community and employee satisfaction surveys in summer 2017. We are currently finalizing the details of an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with Portland State’s Survey Research Lab to conduct the surveys. We anticipate completing the IGA and commencing work on the surveys by later this summer. 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 have 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 on the surveys, please contact Mark Fetters in BDS Business Operations and Finance Services at or (503) 823-1028.