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Developed over 20 years ago and continually refined, The NCS is a survey of resident opinion that provides robust benchmark comparisons among communities across the nation. It has been used in more than 350 jurisdictions across 46 states. Communities using The NCS have reported that the tool improved service delivery, strengthened communications with community stakeholders, and helped leaders identify clear priorities for use in strategic planning and budget setting. It is the only resident survey endorsed by the International City/County Management Association and the National League of Cities.
Polco is an online community engagement polling platform that is conducting The NCS. Polco launches surveys and analyzes the data, providing local governments and other public sector leaders with important information needed to make decisions within the community. Hundreds of organizations nationwide use Polco for strategic planning, budgeting, and empowering resident voices.
The Sampled Survey is designed to be as representative as possible of the population of the community. A sampling of community households are selected to participate and they are randomly selected from a comprehensive list of residential addresses as an effort to reduce bias and get feedback from all areas within the community. The sampled group is mailed a paper invitation and survey packet, though they may opt to fill out the survey online. Their link is unique to their household and should not be shared. This effort is to gather accurate data from the residents who make up our community today.
The Open Participation Survey is offered to all residents so each voice in the community can be heard. This survey is hosted online only. It is identical to the Sampled Survey except that it asks if you are a resident of the community and to confirm which area of the community you live in
The Sampled Survey is open from midnight on August 24th through September 20th.
The Open Participation Survey is open from midnight from September 21st through October 5th.
It takes ~ 15-16 minutes to complete.
Your responses are confidential and no identifying information will be shared.
This is a confidential survey conducted by an outside firm, so your identity is completely secure. https://info.polco.us/your-privacy
If you received a postcard invitation and paper survey in the mail, then this survey has a unique link for randomly selected households only and should not be shared.
We encourage everyone to share the Open Participation survey link with their neighbors.
The results give a comprehensive look at Lisle’s strengths, areas of improvement, and residents’ priorities. Officials can compare Lisle’s data with more than 600 other communities around the nation. The results show where residents want the Village to improve. Tracking changes over time help leaders measure progress and make data-driven decisions.
We find that there are a few reasons why a link may not be working. First, when you are typing the URL into your address bar, make sure that it is typed exactly the same as how it appears on the invitation you received. Even one wrong character can make the URL unsearchable.
Second, ensure that you are typing the URL into the address bar not the search bar. The survey links are not accessible through most search engines because we only want people from our community to participate.
Please get in touch with the Village’s Community Engagement Specialist, Jospeh Viso, at 630-271-4134 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For other information about Polco visit https://info.polco.us/