2020 Community Engagement

In 2010, nearly 6,000 people created a shared vision for the future of San Antonio, prioritizing eleven Community Results and 62 Community Indicators. Ten years later, in the midst of a global public health crisis, the momentum for San Antonio’s shared Community Vision has never been stronger. More than 12,000 San Antonians have reaffirmed and strengthened the shared Community Vision for another decade.

Below, you can see the timeline of engagement and overviews of community responses to SA2020 surveys and forms. In January 2021, SA2020 will unveil the updated Community Vision to guide San Antonio through the next decade.

Timeline

January - May

Initial community survey

Available in both English and Spanish

Administered both online and in-person

Feedback from 3,690 community members

June - August

COVID-19 follow-up community survey

Available in both English and Spanish

Administered online

Feedback from 1,136 community members

Initial feedback from 80 local content experts

September - November

Community Results and Indicators review

Available in both English and Spanish

Administered online

Feedback from 405 community members

Ongoing

SA2020 hosts online community conversations

SA2020 reviews and analyzes community responses and strengthens Community Results & Indicators

SA2020 reviews and researchers local, regional, and national reports and data

Overview of First Community Survey

In January 2020, we launched a community survey, available in both English and Spanish that was administered both online and in-person. 3,690 people shared what they most want to see maintained and improved in San Antonio over the next ten years.

 

The first SA2020 survey included two questions aimed at understanding San Antonians’ priorities for the future.

1. Thinking ahead in the next ten years, what is one thing you hope is preserved or maintained in San Antonio?
2. Thinking ahead in the next ten years, what is one thing you hope is improved or changed in San Antonio?

The data below represents only respondents who currently live/work in San Antonio or surrounding municipalities, a total of 3,591 responses between January 22, 2020 and April 30, 2020.

Overview of Second Community Survey

Recognizing that the COVID-19 crisis has greatly impacted San Antonians, we hosted a second community survey from June 5th-August 12th, also available in both English and Spanish. Due to COVID-19, this survey was conducted entirely online. This survey asked residents to share concerns amid the crisis, as well as priorities for San Antonio for recovery and through the next decade. 

The data below represents respondents who currently live/work in San Antonio or surrounding municipalities, a total of 1,136 responses between June 5, 2020 and August 12, 2020.

 

Top Community Results

Knowing that areas are interrelated, we asked respondents to share which current Community Results they are most passionate about and what they mean to them. This is a snapshot of which current Community Results were selected most frequently.

Current Concerns and Priorities by Demographics

Throughout all of our engagement efforts, we are asking people for their demographic information to ensure participation is representative of San Antonio by race, gender, age, and geography. We additionally use this information to identify concerns and priorities by demographics. Below, you can explore the final responses to our second survey. There are two options to explore: 1) Top COVID-19 Concerns, which vary by population and 2) Prioritized Community Results, which vary by population.

Overview of Community Results & Indicators Feedback

Using the responses from our community engagement efforts throughout the year, SA2020 drafted Community Results and Indicators, which were then reviewed and edited by 80 local content experts. SA2020 then asked the community to review the area they were most passionate or curious about, sharing their feedback on the Community Results (defining what we want to achieve by working together) and the Community Indicators (measuring our progress toward them).

 

Overview of Responses

See how San Antonians reviewed the draft Community Result statements and the top Indicators selected for each Result. While community members are invited to provide feedback on multiple word clusters, the data represented here shows each respondent’s first choice.

Responses by Demographics

Throughout all of our engagement efforts, we are asking people for their demographic information to ensure participation is representative of San Antonio by race, gender, age, and geography. We additionally use this information to identify concerns and priorities by demographics. Below, you can explore the responses to our online form by demographics. Hover over (or click, on mobile) a section of each pie chart to see how San Antonians selected a Community Result to review.