2022 Community Aspirations Assessment

Impact Monterey County implemented our 2022 Community Aspirations Assessment to help better understand our Community’s needs, aspirations, and solutions since the Covid-19 Pandemic to ensure that we are not working based of a pre-pandemic roadmap, but rather alongside our community where they are now. Our Assessment period opened on July 15, 2022 and closed on November 15, 2022. We are excited to share our findings from our 2022 Community Aspirations Assessment and are hopeful for how they can inspire action to improve the quality of life in our Community.

What was the 2022 Community Aspirations Assessment?

The 2022 Community Aspirations Assessment was a 4-month process of collecting surveys from adults and youth in our Community and facilitating small group “community conversations” with residents on the same topics in the survey, to learn more about community members’ needs and aspirations. Additionally, we asked questions about how we can improve the quality of life in our Community. During this 4-month process there were over 1,700 community members who engaged with the Assessment from throughout Monterey County. The 2022 Community Aspirations Assessment is a collection of the insights and ideas from those who participated. 

What were the findings from the 2022 Community Aspirations Assessment?

Please click the button below to open our 2022 Community Aspirations Assessment and review the findings.

The data from the 2022 Community Aspirations Assessment is intended for the purpose of learning and continuous improvement around shared community goals.  The data is a reflection on the entire county, which shares accountability for current the reality and for future results.  The data is not, and cannot be used, as evidence of the success or failure of one particular program, organization, or population – and they should not be used in public or media communications without full and complete context, citation and clear acknowledgement of the broadly shared accountability for results.

If you are interested in learning more about the data from the 2022 Community Aspirations Assessment or looking into a particular dataset please reach out to Kalyssa King at kalyssa.king@unitedwaymcca.org

Thank you to our partners!

The 2022 Community Aspirations Assessment would not have been possible without the power of partnership. Through collaboration we were able to learn more about what data was needed in our community, make updates to the survey tools to be more effective for our current context, develop plans and strategies for community engagement, distribute information about the Assessment and surveys to community members, facilitate community conversations, and analyze the findings of all the rich information collected through the Assessment process. The following institutions, organizations, and individuals had a significant impact on the Assessment.   

Institutions and Organizations 

Aging and Disability Resource Connection, Alliance on Aging, Bright Beginnings Monterey County, Bright Futures Education Partnership for Monterey County, Castro Plaza Family Resource Center, City of Gonzales, City of Monterey, City of Salinas, Community Action Partnership, Community Alliance for Safety and Peace, Community Foundation for Monterey County, Dorothy’s Place, First 5 Monterey County, Friends of the Marina Library, Gathering for Women, Goodwill of the Central Coast, Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley, Middlebury College, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, MILPA, Monterey County Board of Supervisors, Monterey County Department of Social Services, Monterey County Health Department,  Monterey County Free Libraries, Monterey County Office of Education, Monterey County Weekly, Monterey County Workforce Development Board, Mujeres en Acción, North Monterey County Unified School District, North Monterey County Parks and Recreation, Salinas Child Development Center, Seniors Council of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties, Special Kids Connect, Sun Street Centers, Virus Integrated Distribution of Aid (VIDA) Community Health Worker Program


Alex López, Anjanette Love, Brenda Rivas, Bo Liu, Carinna Kinnaman, Carmen Gil, Celeste Baird, Chia Aygoda, Claudia Reyes Lopez, Cristina Bañuelos, Dana Anderson, David Dobrowski, Dawn Vest, Deneen Guss, Denise Vienne, Diana Castellanos, Dylan Moglen, Elizabeth Hammond, Emmy Ruff, Francine Rodd, Isabel Lubitz, Jacob Martinez, Jane Chen, Jennifer Rigney, José Arreola, Jose Chavez, Josh Madfis, Julianna DeNike, Kari Yeater, Katy Castagna, Krista Hanni, Landry Dohou Bi, Lauren Suwansupa, Laurie Bend, Lori Zink, Mahabat Baimyrzaeva, Mallory Jackson, Maria Elena Manzo, Meiqing Wang, Michael Applegate, Michael Castro, Michael Eller, Monica Alvarez, Morgan Moore, Nathalia Duo, Netta Avineri, Philip Murphy, Roman Perez, Roxann Seepersad, Salma Rashid, Sandra Cuevas, Sonja Koehler, Tamara McKee, Yuri Anderson, Yvette Padilla

What other assessments and datasets are there for our Community?