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Community Development

  • New York State Independent Living Services Satisfaction Survey
    The results from this survey are used to improve programs and services for people with disabilities as required by the Federal Rehabilitation Services Administration.
  • Northern New York Traveland Tourism Research Center
    PIAR conducted a survey of managers of tourism businesses to assess the current tourism business climate in Northern New York.


  • St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES 21st Century Project
    PIAR designed and implemented an evaluation strategy for this after-school enrichment program targeting middle school students in nine participating school districts in St. Lawrence County.
  • Career & Technical Education
    Senior high school students, and students one and five years out of high school are surveyed to assess their level of academic and career preparation, as well as their post-secondary plans and accomplishments. Results are used for program improvement and Federal CTEDS reporting.


  • North Country Health Assessment
    PIAR conducted the first regional health needs assessment done in the North Country. A telephone survey which gathered health information from community members was combined with information from the New York State Department of Health and other sources. This resulted in a comprehensive report of the general health of the region?s residents, and their access to healthcare.

Local Governance

  • North Country Village Quality of Life Survey
    The North Country Village Survey is a partnership between PIAR and the Department of Politics at SUNY Potsdam. The survey measures residents? perceptions of the quality of life in several North Country villages. Topics covered in the survey include municipal services, volunteer and civic activities, health, safety and economic opportunities.

    Dr. Robert Hinckley & Dr. Jack McGuire, Co-Directors