Village of Orland Park to Conduct Community Survey

Village of Orland Park to Conduct Community Survey
Posted on 12/20/2011

The Village of Orland Park wants to know what you think.

At its December 19 meeting, the Orland Park Board of Trustees approved the hiring of National Research Center, Inc. (NRC) to conduct a community survey for the village.

"Communities across the country are conducting surveys, asking for input on municipal services, priorities and overall quality of life," said Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin. "We want to know how we're doing and what suggestions the community has for how we can do better," the mayor added.

National Research Center is the premier citizen survey service and is affiliated with the International City and County Management Association and is endorsed by the National League of Cities.

NRC will mail approximately 3,000 surveys to randomly selected households. Surveys will also be available to those selected on the village's website. Once the surveys are returned, NRC will analyze the data collected and present its findings.

To obtain a representative sampling of Orland Park residents, an adult in the home, age eighteen or older is asked to complete the survey.

"This is a great way for the residents to let us know what they like, what they don't like and how we can make Orland Park even better," said Trustee James Dodge, chair of the village's Technology, Communication and Community Engagement Committee. "We ask that those who are contacted take a small amount of time and make this investment in the community by sharing their opinions," he added.

Once analysis of the first survey is complete, the next step would be to develop a follow up study, enabling the village to focus on areas of concern expressed in the survey.

When complete, the report will be made available on the village's website. And, once the scientific survey is complete, the village will make the survey available for all residents to take on the village's website at www.orland-park.il.us.

Surveys are expected to arrive at Orland Park homes the week of January 11, 2012. Recipients with questions about the survey may contact the Village Clerk's Office at 708/403-6150.