The Fort Walton Beach City Council received the results from the City's first Quality of Life Survey at a special meeting on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. The purpose of the survey was to provide community leaders with an understanding of the voting public's awareness of and attitudes toward issues and challenges facing the City of Fort Walton Beach and the greater Fort Walton Beach area.
The third-party telephone survey was conducted from February 24-28, 2020, by Mason-Dixon Polling and Strategy using Florida State voter registration information to survey 625 Fort Walton Beach residents, reflecting the demographic makeup of voters in the City. Quint Studer of the Studer Community Institute presented the survey results to the City Council, staff, and the public at the June 16 meeting. The City partners with the Studer Community Institute for leadership training and strategic planning to improve the quality of life for everyone in Fort Walton Beach.