FHSU's Docking Institute of Public Affairs releases annual report for 2000

HAYS, KS -- Highlights from Kansas Gov. Bill Graves' address to the Ninth Annual Telepower Conference, outlines of a number of studies, and information on staff and fellows are in the newly released 2000 Annual Report on Fort Hays State University's Docking Institute of Public Affairs.

The report outlines the activities, studies and achievements of the Docking Institute in 2000.

The Docking Institute performs a wide variety of services for client organizations each year, and the annual report highlights those activities, from major endeavors such as Telepower to the numerous strategic planning activities, presentations, technology and economic alliances, studies and surveys.

Among the major survey and research projects during 2000 were the Evaluation of the Hays Area SRS Childcare Direct Pay Pilot Project, the Hays Public Library Expansion Project Survey, Scott County Hospital Marketing Plan, and City of Victoria Low-to-Moderate Income Survey.

Thus far in 2001, the institute has completed major labor availability studies for Garden City, Dodge City and the Great Bend areas in Kansas, and for the Columbia, MO, area. The Docking Institute also has conducted an assessment of labor skills in the Columbia area.
Among other projects this year, the institute has also completed a survey of Kansas landowners for the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks to determine attitudes toward furbearer species and a study of the satisfaction level for the Great Bend parks and recreation services.

The Docking Institute is a public policy research institute supporting effective decision-making among governmental and non-profit leaders through survey research, economic impact analysis, public policy analysis and strategic planning. Additional information about Docking Institute services and studies is available at www.fhsu.edu/docking/ or by contacting Joe Aistrup at (785) 628-4197.

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