Survey says OHS students’ view of Fredonia on same page as adults

Village questionnaire reveals teens, parents concur on what community is and should become
Ozaukee Press Staff

Students at Ozaukee High School have pretty much the same views about the Village of Fredonia as adults, according to a survey by the village’s Economic Development Committee.

The survey is part of the committee’s effort to develop a branding strategy for the village.

About 59% of the students were freshmen and 54% live in Fredonia, with the others coming from Saukville, Belgium, Newburg, West Bend and Port Washington.

Questions and their most popular responses included:

When you hear the word “community,” what words come to mind? People and togetherness each received 26% of the choices.

What things are important to you in a community? Things to do, 26%.

What are two communities that you admire? Port Washington, 37%; Fredonia, 20%.

When driving through other communities, what do you look for? Cleanliness, 28%; Places to eat, 24%.

What is unique about the Village of Fredonia? Small, 54%.

If you were convincing someone to live in a community, what would you tell them? Friendly/welcoming, 42%.

Other survey responses revealed that most of the teens get their news from television, and their most popular social media sites are Instagram and Snapchat.

In December, the Economic Development Committee surveyed village residents and got 40 responses. Those surveys were sent out with water bills to about 500 water utility customers.

“Part of what we’re doing for economic development is building for the future, and it’s important to get input from high school kids because their perspective on life is so different,” said Fredonia Trustee TJ Meyers-Jansky, the committee chairman. 



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