Utah County pilots use of mobile app that helps local governments survey residents

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Should Utah County adopt a mayor-council form of government? Is county communication best when it’s primarily digital? Should normal activities return as Utah’s COVID-19 restrictions are lifted?

These are among the questions Utah County residents can answer on a mobile application developed right here in the state, and their answers will be viewed by local government officials.

The app is called “Assemble,” and it was developed to “get community engagement without the burden of combating misinformation and unproductive clamor” on social media and other communication platforms, as stated on the app’s website.

During its public meeting on June 3, the Utah County Commission voted unanimously to sign an agreement between the county and the company that developed the app “to participate in a no-cost pilot of the mobile app,” according to the meeting’s agenda.
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