CivicSpark Water Post-Service Capacity Assessment

You have been asked to complete this survey because you are listed as a local beneficiary for a 2017‑18 CivicSpark Water Project.

As a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program, CivicSpark Water has clear performance measures and goals for project beneficiaries. This post-assessment is a follow-up to the survey you completed at the start of your Civicspark Water Fellow's service year.

Comparing your pre- and post-project results help us evaluate the program's success in achieving our programmatic goals as well as your agency or department goals.

In advance of completing this assessment, you should have received a copy of the Fellows' gap assessment goals and volunteer engagement strategy defined at the outset of the project for reference. If for some reason you did not receive this document, please contact Meredith Thompson at mthompson@lgc.org prior to completing this survey.

Please answer all questions honestly, and provide as much detail as possible.

Beneficiary Information

Capacity Building Goals

CivicSpark Water seeks to expand local capacity in four general categories: staff development, project development, stakeholder engagement, and knowledge diffusion. Please refer to the Fellows' goals and volunteer engagement strategy defined at the outset of the project when completing this section. For each goal, select the option that most closely reflects progress toward that goal, and then provides an explanation in the comment box. Comments can include (but are not limited to) status updates, challenges, and/or successes.
Provided in email
Name or description of the CivicSpark Water project you are involved in and responding to in this survey, also provided in email

General Water Knowledge and Understanding

The following questions are designed to gain a sense of your agency's knowledge and understanding of statewide policies in the water‑sector, current staff training on integrated watershed approaches, and local understanding of community water challenges. Please answer each question genuinely. This information will NOT be shared outside of the CivicSpark team; it will only be used for pre‑ and post- assessment comparisons to determine impacts of the CivicSpark program.

Water Program Capacity and Barriers to Action

The following questions are intended to gauge how equipped you feel your agency/department is to address the issues and objectives associated with the CivicSpark Water project that was recently completed, or is about to be completed. Please answer each question genuinely. This information will NOT be shared outside of the CivicSpark team; it will only be used for pre‑ and post‑ assessment comparisons to determine impacts of the CivicSpark program. Please respond to the following questions on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being 'completely disagree' and 5 being 'completely agree'), in regard to the water management issue(s) addressed by the project.

Policy Awareness

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being not at all familiar, 5 being expert knowledge) please rank your familiarity with the following state policy mechanisms and programs relevant to integrated water resource management in your community.

Training

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being no training, and 5 being extensive training), please rank the extent of training you/ your staff have received on the following topics

Local Understanding of Community Water Challenges

To better gauge knowledge of water management challenges among local government staff, please rank on a scale of 1 to 5 your level of understanding on the following topics (1 being ‘little understanding’ and 5 being ‘deep understanding’).
Thank you for completing the Post-Service Capacity Assessment for your CivicSpark Water project. Once you submit this form, the CivicSpark team will review your Assessment, and contact you if we have any clarifying or follow-up questions regarding your responses. Your feedback is vital to ensuring the effectiveness of the CivicSpark Water program, and to the development of the next generation of water sustainability leaders!
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