Duluth, Mn (NNCNOW.com) --- St. Louis County officials are looking for your input to better their community. In a survey that will be mailed out this week, county residents will be asked a multitude of questions ranging from customer service interactions with the county to the quality of life in St. Louis County. Information collected in the survey will help to guide decisions on budgets and policy. For example, based on the results of past surveys, the County has made significant investments in its Gravel Road Improvement Program and put more focus on services in the areas of public safety and care for the vulnerable. About 2,500 county residents selected at random will receive a survey packet in the mail. Results of the survey, which are considered statistically valid, will be shared later this spring and will be taken into consideration by staff and commissioners as they work on the 2014 budget and long range plans. St. Louis County partnered with four other counties – Dakota, Olmsted, Scott and Washington – to produce the survey, which is being conducted by the National Research Center, Inc. St. Louis County conducted similar surveys in 2007 and 2011. Posted to the web by Krista Burns