Madison County seeks residents’ input on strategic plan

From Illinois Business Journal news services

EDWARDSVILLE – The Madison County Community Development department is conducting a survey of county residents on community needs and priorities.

The results will be used in the development of the 2015–2019 Consolidated Plan, the strategic plan that prioritizes the expenditures of Community Development Block Grant and Community Services Block Grant programs administered by the Community Development Department on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.

Frank Miles, department administrator, said the information of residents is essential.

“The best way to find out what the people of Madison County need, what will help improve our communities and the quality of life for our residents is to obtain information directly from them,” Miles said. “By participating in the survey, our residents will give us the information we need to effectively help them.”

Madison County residents can complete the survey by going online. The survey is located at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CVDK8KK.

“Completing the survey only takes a few minutes and the information obtained will go a long way to helping make Madison County an even better place to live,” Miles added.

The survey results will also be used to identify the problems and needs of low-income families and help detail accessible resources to meet those needs for the CSBG Program. Funding for this program is provided by the Department of Health & Human Services and administered by the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity and Madison County Community Development.

For additional information, or to obtain paper copy of the survey, contact the Madison County Community Development department at (618) 296-8940.

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