Thank you for taking a few minutes to answer this Defense Community Survey. This survey is designed to collect insight from local residents and military families in communities with National Guard units and active military installations across Illinois.

The questions were first posed earlier this year during listening posts near Scott Air Force Base, Rock Island Arsenal, and Naval Station Great Lakes. This online edition allows residents that were unable to attend the community meetings to have their voices heard.

You can help us highlight what state and local governments are doing right and where we can do better. We want to know your thoughts on how to align forces, remove obstacles, strengthen federal, state and local partnerships, promote local enterprise, and improve your quality of life.

Going forward, we will combine the solutions you propose with the ideas collected at the listening posts and develop recommendations to share with stakeholders throughout the state, including the Interagency Military Base Support and Economic Development Committee, which I chair.

Thanks again for helping us make Illinois the best place for military families to live and serve!


Sheila Simon
Lieutenant Governor

P.S. To find more about these listening posts please go to my website at: