WHAT RON’S CLIENTS SAY
Working with Ron allowed us to streamline our evaluation process and not only gather and track results but ask the right questions. We can now compare our evaluation data per program area and district-wide with ease. Staff gained valuable insight from the Workshop. Definitely worth the investment.
Sheavoun Lambillotte, CPRP, Executive Director
Geneva Park District, Illinois
Ron, your commitment to the park and recreation profession comes through with every engagement. You have truly raised the bar with this latest emphasis on developing and implementing program and facility user surveys. As a CAPRA Accredited Agency, the effective use of surveys supports our marketing, programming and evaluative criteria for our services. Your system and teaching refine that effectiveness, thank you!
John R. Sefton, Jr., CPRP, Community Services Director
City of Peoria, Arizona
Ron’s vast experience and proficiency in developing relevant community surveys was focused on our in-house work. He delivered a succinct yet detailed workshop to our marketing and programming staff identifying key questions to ask, the importance of question ordering, survey design and analysis of results, followed by his analysis of our in-house survey tools and recommendations for improved processes. RVA was a very economical and effective option for us.
Dan Garvy, Executive Director
Lisle Park District, Illinois
Ron is a very personable guy that has the knowledge and expertise to get people talking and sharing ideas. On our project, Ron did an excellent job presenting his findings to our governing board. This tremendously helped our elected officials truly understand the needs of our community and assisted in getting overwhelming support for approval of our Plan.
Jim Pryor, CPRE, Director
Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department
Ron Vine has been conducting surveys for the Schaumburg Park District for over ten years. Lately, he has helped prepare customized facility and participant surveys which over time will allow the District to trend and compare results on customer service, cost of programs, cleanliness, etc. I would highly recommend Ron for conducting survey work for any recreation organization.
Steve Burgess, Director of Finance and Administration
Schaumburg Park District, Illinois
Ron is exceptional when it comes to developing public involvement processes that build trust and buy-in leading to implementation. His background in parks and recreation management, combined with his experience on over 600 projects across the country make him highly skilled at analyzing public input findings, developing actionable recommendations and presenting results to Boards and staffs.
Mick Renneisen, Deputy Mayor, Former Administrator
Bloomington, Indiana Parks and Recreation Department
Ron Vine’s Participant Survey Audit couldn’t have been a more perfect fit with one of our Strategic Plan’s core strategies to engage our customers. By evaluating our existing program surveys, we will be able to develop more consistent and concise approaches to receiving feedback from our customers.
Jeff Nehila, Executive Director
Deerfield Park District, Illinois
Ron is always a pleasure to work with. We had a variety of different surveys that could not and did not provide us with any measurable information to create action to address or enhance any of our programs, services and or/amenities. He conducted an outstanding on-site training workshop for our associates that fostered a leaned culture of developing, analyzing and using class, program and facility surveys to continue to add value back into the residents and guests that we serve. Ron strongest attribute is his high integrity and moral compass. Thanks again Ron!
Michael Kies, MBA, CPRE, Director of Recreation & Facilities
Hoffman Estates Park District
My sincere gratitude goes to Ron Vine and Associates for their support to help build a quality Parks, Recreation, Libraries and Trails Master Plan in Avondale, AZ. Surveying my community brought out many truths and challenges about our city. Ron and his team were able to deliver the results and the right message necessary for my City Council to make informed decisions. Thank you for your expertise.
Kirk Haines, Director
Avondale Parks, Recreation & Libraries
Ron’s ability to design a survey that focused on the most important issues and explain to City Council the survey results made them understand the importance of completing a $10 million renovation of the Park City Municipal Athletic & Recreation Center (PC MARC).
Ken Fisher, Recreation Services Manager
Park City, Utah
Ron has mastered the skill to make people feel comfortable in sharing their opinions and has a keen ability to extrapolate details from those opinions to provide tangible suggestions that the agency can react to, plan for, and address accordingly. His significant amount of experience in was apparent and made our process enjoyable for all involved, which consequently portrays a positive, proactive, receptive image to our constituents. We truly look forward to the next opportunity to utilize the services of Ron Vine.
Mike Adams, Executive Director
Woodridge Park District, Illinois
Ron is an expert at involving citizens, users, and stakeholders in decision making processes that affective organizational long-range plans. Johnson County Park & Recreation District has benefited from Ron’s expertise, and his presentation of survey results played a vital role in the approval of additional funding for our agency. Ron’s experience as a former park and recreation professional provides him a unique insight into our business, and enhances the quality of service he provides. Ron is absolutely the ‘go to guy’ for public involvement in parks and recreation planning, management and funding issues.
Jill Geller, CPRE, Executive Director
Johnson County Park & Recreation District, Kansas
Ron Vine has established himself as the ‘guru’ of developing and analyzing statistically valid surveys. Ron’s reputation as the expert in the parks and recreation industry is well-known throughout the country. Over the years, I have utilized Ron’s expertise in seeking input from communities regarding their parks and recreation interests and needs. Ron is highly effective in interpreting the survey results and communicating them to the public, policy makers and staff. Ron sets the standard when it comes to helping organizations understand their communities.
Rebecca A. Benna, CPRP, Executive Director
Fiver Rivers Metroparks, Ohio
I’ve had the fortune to be involved with surveys for my entire career in Parks and Recreation. I have worked with many consultants to administer a variety of surveys with a mix of results and must say that working with Ron Vine and Associates on the 2017 Arlington Heights Park District Resident Survey was the highlight of my survey career. Ron is a consummate professional who is well-rounded with an excellent knowledge of the field of Parks and recreation, an exceptional ability to work with people from all backgrounds and detailed knowledge of survey administration. Our survey project had a very tight timeline and required working with the Park Board, 45 managerial staff and 9 community focus groups. Ron was able to gain support for the project, develop an exceptional survey instrument, administer a statistically valid stratified random sample, achieve a return response that exceeded our contractual requirements, produced a 500+ page report and presented results to the Park Board all within a rigid schedule. Ron was able to use his expertise to analyze the data in ways that will help the Arlington Heights Park District address community Park and Recreation needs for now and into the future. Ron Vine and Associates would be my recommendation for consultant for any future survey projects at the Arlington Heights Park District.
Patricia D. Klawitter, Training and Safety Specialist
Arlington Heights Park District