Surveys and Data
In February, NHMA conducted a follow-up survey of its membership in order to provide state and federal officials with an updated report of actual and projected expenses, revenue shortfalls, and delinquencies causing cash flow issues and budgetary impacts among New Hampshire municipalities. The following results represent the responses of 69 of the total 234 New Hampshire towns and cities. The data is reported as of the period ending December 31, 2020.
Learn more in these March 2021 survey results.
NHMA's COVID-19 Financial Impact Survey Follow-up Results (August, 2020)
In August, NHMA conducted a follow-up survey of its membership in order to provide state and federal officials with an updated report of actual and projected expenses, revenue shortfalls, and delinquencies causing cash flow issues and budgetary impacts among New Hampshire municipalities. The following results represent the responses of 52 of the total 234 New Hampshire towns and cities. The data is reported as of period ending: July 31, 2020.
Learn more in these August 2020 survey results.
NHMA's Municipal Reopening Survey (June, 2020)
In June, NHMA surveyed its membership on reopening plans. Learn more about the June reopening survey results.
NHMA's COVID-19 Financial Impact Survey Results (April, 2020)
In April, NHMA surveyed its membership under a tight timetable in order to present its findings to the Governor's Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery (GOFERR). Despite this short time frame, 127 cities and towns responded - a 54% response rate. Our municipalities face many challenges in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the financial impact is at the forefront.
Learn more in these April 2020 survey results.
New Hampshire Municipal Officials Directory Survey
This annual survey is conducted in the spring following town meeting, and the resulting data is published each summer in the New Hampshire Municipal Officials Directory. NHMA Member municipalities receive one complimentary copy. The New Hampshire Municipal Officials Directory is also available for purchase; visit the NHMA Shop for more information. Municipalities are encouraged to update their information as changes occur during the year.
Wage, Salary and Benefits Survey
The Wage, Salary and Benefits Survey is now an on-demand resource that provides information about the compensation for specific positions and provides a means to get the most up-to-date and relevant information. Members are encouraged to update their information as changes occur during the year.
SB 2 at 15: Trends in Official Ballot Voting and Deliberative Session Attendance
The Official Ballot Referendum form of town meeting, commonly known as SB 2 (RSA 40:13), marked its fifteenth year of existence in 2012. Approved by the legislature in 1995, adopted in 30 municipalities in 1996, and put into practice for the first time in 1997, SB 2 is now in place in more than 60 New Hampshire towns. In the spring of 2012 Researcher Chris Porter conducted a study of voter participation in 27 SB 2 town deliberative sessions and election/voting days.
Regionalization and Cooperative Agreements
NHMA surveyed municipalities in spring 2010 to gain an increased understanding of the variety of regional/cooperative arrangements in existence and under consideration. The three key areas of investigation were: shared positions/programs/functions; shared facilities/equipment; and cooperative purchase agreements. Preliminary survey findings were published in the July/August 2010 issue of New Hampshire Town and City magazine. Survey respondents were contacted in fall 2011 and asked to report on any new or changed agreements; a follow up report was published in the January 2012 issue of New Hampshire Town and City.
Tool to Calculate Impact of SB 99 - Meals & Room Tax Distribution
NHMA has put together a calculation tool which can be used by your town or city to calculate the projected impact re. SB 99-FN, relative to the meals and rooms tax distribution. The tool will project what the meals and rooms tax distribution to your town or city would have been over the past 11 years (2011-2021) if SB 99 had been in place and if the legislature had not suspended the catch-up formula and distributed the statutory 40 percent (RSA 78-A:26).
It is a pretty simple tool and should not take more than a few minutes to complete. Attached below please find:
Step 1: Insert yearly data for 2011-2020 using: Meals and Rooms Distribution, FY 2011-2020
Step 2: Insert data for 2021: NHDRA 2021 Meals & Rooms Distributions