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RFP - Survey and Focus Group Consultant

Th City of Highland Park requests proposals from qualified and experienced firms to provide survey design, data analysis and focus group facilitation for the purpose of gathering community feedback as to the location of the permanent place of remembrance. 


On July 4, 2022 a gunman opened fire at the Highland Park Fourth of July parade. Seven people were killed, forty-eight people were injured and countless others were traumatized.

The City of Highland Park is undertaking a trauma-informed planning process to create a permanent place of remembrance that will pay tribute to the memory of the seven victims of the Highland Park shooting, create a space(s) for reflection, remembrance, and honor the community’s resiliency.

The City seeks experienced firms with the capacity to facilitate the process of gaining community feedback as to the preferred location of the permanent place of remembrance.

Download the RFP.

All questions regarding this proposal should be directed in writing to Madeline Kati, Resiliency Manager, at mkati@cityhpil.com. Questions will be accepted until April 10, 2024 at noon CST. All questions and responses will be compiled and submitted to all known potential respondents electronically in one general response memorandum by April 15, 2024 at Noon CST and posted on the City’s website at www.cityhpil.com.

RFP Q&A available here.

Proposals must be submitted digitally. To submit a digital copy, please e-mail to mkati@cityhpil.com with subject line, “RFP: Place of Remembrance.”

Proposals must be received by e-mail no later than noon CST on May 1, 2024. Proposals submitted after closing time will not be accepted.