Chamber, City of Niles Seek Additional Public Input Via Survey

Nov 27, 2017
In follow-up to a public input meeting the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and City of Niles held in early November to garner feedback from residents and businesses there, the two entities are seeking additional insight via an online survey.
In follow-up to a public input meeting the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and City of Niles held in early November to garner feedback from residents and businesses there, the two entities are seeking additional insight via an online survey.

The City of Niles, which contracted with the Regional Chamber earlier this year for economic development services, will utilize results of the survey to examine—with Chamber officials—  opportunities for the economic well being and growth of the community.

City of Niles Mayor Tom Scarnecchia said, “In an effort to make Niles a better place to live, work and play, we need input from the business community and our residents alike.”

A blend of multiple choice and open-ended questions, the survey focuses on the City’s assets, quality of life, potential visual and infrastructure improvements and more. Some specific questions ask how Niles may better serve the business and residential communities, what the most important opportunity in the next five years may be and how the downtown area and parks may be improved.

Sarah Boyarko, senior vice president of Economic Development at the Regional Chamber, noted, “This survey and feedback are first steps to making improvements throughout Niles. Who better to provide input, than those already committed to the city.” 

All answers/comments will remain confidential and be reported only in an aggregate format. All participants who provide contact info at the conclusion of the survey will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card to Stoneyard Grill & Tavern.

The survey, which may be accessed here or in the Economic Development section at regionalchamber.com, closes Dec. 30. Participants who wish to offer comments directly instead of by survey may contact Sarah Boyarko, senior vice president of the Regional Chamber, at 330.744.2131, ext. 1108, or Sarah@regionalchamber.com.