Chandler has won a Voice of the People Award for Transformation by showing the most improvement in its customer satisfaction ratings for city parks on the National Citizen Survey.
The percentage of Chandler residents who rated their city parks as "excellent" or "good" jumped 11 points from 2007 (77 percent) to 2009 (88 percent), the highest increase among the jurisdictions that conducted the survey in 2009.
The Voice of the People Awards are presented by the International City/County Management Association and the National Research Center, Inc.
Chandler also improved its satisfaction levels for its recreation programs and classes, and recreation centers and facilities. Percentages also increased for the number of residents who visit their neighborhood park, participate in a recreation program or activity and use a city recreation center.