• Thank you for agreeing to participate in this important study on the values and priorities for our region. Your responses will play a critical role and will be used in the aggregate along with the responses of others just like you to help shape the region’s future. Participation is completely voluntary and all of your responses will remain confidential. We understand that everyone leads a busy life and greatly appreciate any time you can give to this research effort. It should take about 10 minutes to complete this survey, depending on your answers.