Residents are being asked to participate in a civic engagement survey to gain an understanding revolved around the city’s civic groups. The online survey is the brainchild of North Royalton City Council President Larry Antoskiewicz and Ward 3 City Councilman Dan Langshaw.
The idea started when the two discussed the need for increased membership. It seemed to resonate from most of the city’s groups. Antoskiewicz said that he and Langshaw talked about the growing problem that these groups are having with their membership. “This became very evident during the various service club meetings, saying that many stated that it was harder and harder to do the things that they usually do,” said Antoskiewicz. “It’s an issue that has come up in city council and in the service organizations, especially with the bicentennial coming up,” said Langshaw.
Antoskiewicz said that after discussing what could be done to help, Langshaw suggested the survey. “ I think this will gage how to help the service organization and identify residents who might be interested in joining them,” said Langshaw.
The survey starts out by stating that “we are looking for your thoughts and opinions regarding the civic groups, clubs, and organizations in the City of North Royalton. Your responses to the following questions will help us in working with these various groups to help them grow in membership and expand the positive work they do in our community. Thank you for your time and thoughts.” The survey takes only about three minutes to complete.
“All our service clubs and organizations do so much with their members to help residents in need and organize community events,” said Langshaw. “They truly are the heart of civic engagement in North Royalton. It is important to make sure people are aware of all these clubs and ways to be more involved in our community.” “We are just trying to see if there is a main problem that we can fix to help these clubs,” said Antoskiewicz. “They seem to be happy that we were helping out.”
The survey was posted on May 16 and will run through the end of June. At the time of this writing, 147 residents have participated, which is really good, said Langshaw. Residents can access the survey by visiting Those participating will have a chance to win one of two $25 Visa gift cards that have been donated by Antoskiewicz and Langshaw. Once the survey is complete, the Councilmen will share the information with the city’s organizations.
The following is a listing of some of the city’s groups:
Chamber of Commerce, 440-237-6180,
Historical Society, 440-237-3377, 440-237-6032,
Kiwaniannes, 440-237-6739
Kiwanis,440-842-4870, Lions Club, 440-237-1981,
North Royalton Community Band, 216-661-7902,
North Royalton Garden Club, 440-582-9403,
Royalton Hills Lions Club, 440-838-4503,
The Rotary Club of North Royalton/Broadview Heights, 440-237-4137,

Contributing Writer