2020 Community Engagement

San Antonio’s shared Community Vision has held institutions accountable to shared goals for nearly a decade, and through the year 2020, SA2020 is leading a process to reaffirm and strengthen it for the next decade. COVID-19 has compounded need in San Antonio and further exposed ongoing community challenges. Now, more than ever, we know the power a shared Community Vision holds, as “we are all responsible for our collective well-being.” 

The SA2020 Team, along with more than 60 SA2020 Ambassadors and over 170 multi-sector Partners, are asking about your priorities for recovery and for the future. SA2020 is committed to transparent, inclusive community engagement that increasingly represents the demographics of San Antonio. To date, 10,912 people have been engaged through in-person and online conversations, surveys, and informational presentations.

When we imagine the future we want to see, we can also imagine the possibilities for and hold institutions accountable to getting there.

Overview of 1st 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 2nd 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.

 

Note:

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.