to take the survey! Thank you for your interest and feedback.
COMMUNITY-WIDE SURVEY WILL SOLICIT RESIDENT INPUT
About every five years The City of Lake Forest conducts a resident survey to gain insight on a wide range of issues and services provided. Survey results provide direction to the Lake Forest City Council, boards and staff as decisions are made affecting the Lake Forest Community.
The City has retained the National Research Center (NRC) to develop the 2016 questionnaire, tabulate the results and analyze the results.
The survey will be mailed to all Lake Forest households on September 9, and a link will be provided on the home page of the City’s website
page. Residents will have until Monday, October 17 to complete the survey.
To ensure the survey results are fully representative of residents’ opinions, every household is asked to complete a questionnaire. Resident feedback is important as the City Council plans for a marketing campaign, conducts a strategic planning session in February of 2017, and begins preparation of next year’s budget.
Each survey sent by mail will include a postage-paid return envelope. Completed surveys will be returned directly to the consultant for anonymity, and surveys submitted online will also maintain complete anonymity. The City’s last community-wide survey, conducted in 2011, had a 20 % response rate.
Community members will have a chance to rank and provide input on:
• The quality of life in Lake Forest – as a place to live, raise children, work, retire, etc.
• Lake Forest characteristics, including safety, education and the natural environment
• City services, such as police, fire and stormwater management
NRC will tabulate the results and make a presentation to the Lake Forest City Council at its Monday, November 21 meeting.