Monday, October 2, 2017

Engagement through Polco

The Village of Waunakee is excited to announce the launch of Polco, an innovative citizen survey tool where residents can answer questions posted by the Village. This new technology will allow Village staff to post general citizen satisfaction questions, identify trends over time, and consider service changes desired. The Village of Waunakee values community input and is committed to enhancing communication channels with everyone in the community. The first batch of questions have been released and will be followed by a new batch of questions monthly, with each batch being re-asked once a year.

Residents can become active users by visiting to create an account. Polco’s platform is available via web, mobile, email, and any place Polco e-ballots are found online. Connecting to the Polco system will be will be very easy, via links from the Village’s social media outlets, website, and Waunablog. To connect to Polco through the Village website please visit

Polco is committed to a strict privacy policy and participants are able to respond to all questions anonymously. Participant detailed data and votes are never shared with the Village or any other party.

About Polco:
Polco is a platform designed to increase civic engagement, improve government transparency, and inform municipal governments of constituents’ input which, in turn, will help better guide public policy. Community responses are validated using the local voter database to verify the responses. Civic engagement is enhanced by using websites, widgets, and apps to meet the citizens where they are. Residents become more active and informed participants in the political process by voicing their views to municipal leaders and other citizens. Polco makes voicing opinions accessible, easy, and convenient. For more information about Polco, please visit

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Adam Bentley, Assistant Village Administrator/HR Manager at 608-850-8500 or