Village Seeks Resident Input with Diversity Engagement Survey
The Village of Mount Prospect is seeking residents’ input in order to evaluate the diversity of the community and how effectively the Village engages its various populations.
In 2016, the Village Board made the development of a diverse community outreach strategy a top priority in the Strategic Plan. Census data show that 31% of Mount Prospect’s population is foreign born, and 36% of the population speaks a language other than English at home.
The current outreach effort began in 2016, as the Village engaged community stakeholders including schools, library, park districts and religious organizations to solicit their input on how the Village can better engage with and serve its residents. Conducting the survey is the second step in this outreach effort, and the same stakeholders are assisting the Village in getting the word out to their populations about the survey.
The survey is available online. Paper copies with postage paid return envelopes are also available at Village Hall, the Police Department, the Community Connections Center and the Mount Prospect Public Library. The survey is available in four languages – English, Spanish, Polish and Korean.
The survey is expected to be available through the end of December, but that time may be extended in order to obtain more participation. Staff hopes evaluate survey responses in early 2018, providing a report and developing an action plan for moving forward.