Community Needs Assessment


Those living and/or working in Buffalo, La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau, and Vernon counties in Wisconsin, and Houston County in Minnesota are invited to take the Compass survey. Please encourage your friends, family, and colleagues to do the same!

Your input will shape the 2024 Compass Now Report, to be released in May 2024.

Requests for promotional materials and paper surveys may be sent to Liz Evans at

Compass Now is a review of community needs in the Great Rivers Region. The Compass Now Report provides valuable information and presents the results of data collected through a community survey, focus groups, an extensive review of socio-economic indicators, and an inventory of community resources. The purpose of the Compass Now Report is to serve as a reference tool and foundation for action plans that solve problems long term.

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Questions about Compass Now? Please contact Liz Evans at (608) 796-1400, Ext. 105 or

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