Site Visits

A visit from an expert can be helpful in determining how to approach a challenge or evaluate a situation. CGS staff can visit your community to look at a site, building, business district or neighborhood and suggest actions that could be taken. We also can meet with local staff, volunteers, or property owners, or entrepreneurs to discuss how to move ideas forward or reach desired goals. 

Experts can be from within Northern Illinois University or beyond, as necessary. Cost for this service is based on an hourly rate, travel costs, and time involved.  Costs will be estimated before the visit and tailored to fit your budget.




For additional information about Growing Communities Initiative, please contact:

Mim Evans
Research Associate
Center for Governmental Studies, NIU

Norman Walzer
Senior Research Scholar
Center for Governmental Studies, NIU