Community Attitude and Interest Surveys are set to mail to households within the Deerfield Park District's boundaries during early- to mid-November. The Board of Park Commissions asks that an adult resident within each randomly selected household receiving a survey, "take a few minutes to help make Deerfield Park District a better place to live, work and play." Four thousand households were randomly selected to participate in this survey.
Park Board President Jan Caron explains, "Responses from our public to the upcoming 2013 Community Attitude and Interest Survey are extremely important and should take only about 10 minutes. Survey results will play an important role in helping us establish priorities for the future improvement of parks and recreation facilities and of programs and services within the community. Our goal of having approximately 800 or more surveys returned will provide a high statistical level of confidence."
Caron continues, "We realize that this survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete, but each question is important. The time respondents invest in completing this survey will aid the Deerfield Park District in taking a resident-driven approach to making decisions that will enrich the future of our community and positively affect the lives of its residents. We ask that all surveys once received be completed and returned by mail within two weeks (or online as explained within the cover letter accompanying the survey mailing)."
The Deerfield Park District Board of Commissioners selected Leisure Vision/ETC Institute, an independent consulting company, as a partner to administer this survey. Leisure Vision/ETC Institute will compile the data received and present the results to the Park District in January. All respondents will remain anonymous. Caron concludes, "The Community Attitude and Interest Survey is a tool that will benefit all residents. Please take this opportunity to let your voice be heard!"
Residents receiving surveys and having any questions may feel free to contact Rick Julison, Executive Director, at the Deerfield Park District Offices at 847-945-0650.