The Crozet Board of Trade wants to raise $6,000
to cover the cost of the Crozet Master Plan Community Survey
As you may have read, there is a volunteer committee that consists of Crozet Community Association president Tim Tolson; retired planning commissioner Tom Loach; current planning commissioner Jennie More; White Hall Supervisor Ann Mallek; Tom Guterbock, the director of U.Va’s Center for Survey Research; Shawn Bird, a political polling expert; Crozet Board of Trade president Mike Marshall; and county senior planner Elaine Echols. Other interested Crozet citizens have also attended meetings. This committee has been developing a survey on Crozet growth issues for presentation to the public in May. The survey is based heavily on a similiar survey done in 2009 before the most recent Crozet Master Plan update
The committee has prepared a scientifically valid survey with neutral questions. Some 2,000 households inside the Crozet Growth Area and another 1,000 in nearby areas have been scientifically selected to receive asking them to participate in the online survey. The goal is to get at least 500 households from this random representative sample to respond, with the heavy majority being from inside the growth area.
The same survey will also be available to anyone in the public online or in a paper form published in the Crozet Gazette and also available at Crozet Library. But these responses, while valid and sought after, will be analyzed and reported separately from the scientific sample that receives the letters.
The committee has made diligent efforts to be thrifty about the cost of the effort. The expense, including sample purchase, comes down to less than $2 per invitation for the 3,000 letters and follow-up postcards should the letter not get the needed 500 participants.
The Crozet Board of Trade is undertaking to raise $6,000 to cover the cost of the survey. We believe this information is worth getting. The results will be publicly available.
The Board of Trade is a civic nonprofit that traditionally has raised funds for Crozet’s Independence Day fireworks show. We also raised the funds to create the Crozet Historic District. Your contribution is tax deductible and will be acknowledged.
Won’t you join us by contributing whatever you can afford? Your contribution is tax-deductible charitable donation. Thank you!
- You can mail a check payable to: Crozet Board of Trade and send it to: DCA, P.O. Box 261, Crozet, VA 22932. Please put “Survey donation” on the memo line.
- You can contribute right now, online, by clicking on this link:
- Please put “Survey donation” in the Designation box. (Please note that 3% of your donation is kept by Network for Good as its fee.)
- Thank you for your generous support!
This is a worthy cause. I hope you will send a contribution. And thank you for supporting your hometown and believing that our caring can make its future prosperous and bright.
Michael Marshall, President, Crozet Board of Trade
The Crozet Board of Trade is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.