Consultants from Truman State University’s Center for Applied Statistics and Evaluation spoke with the Kirksville City Council at their study session before the council meeting and presented their results from the Community Center Needs-Assessment survey. The survey was active from December 9th of last year to February 6th and yielded a total usable sample size of 599 people. From the survey, the CASE consultants determined that a conference center is the most desired type of community center with the most important amenities being a kitchen large enough for catering, public access computers with internet capability and a large room that can hold over 250 people. The survey results showed that four of the top five amenities desired in a community center would be provided with a conference center. The second most popular type of community center desired would be a fitness center with a full-sized, indoor track. This survey, however, did not include questions about location or costs and the CASE consultants recommended that the city also take those items into consideration, perhaps with another public survey, before any real action is taken on the development of a community center.