Survey to focus on personal well-being

FOX CITIES, Wis. (April 1, 2021) — Imagine Fox Cities, an inclusive, community-wide initiative created to be intentional about shaping the future of the Fox Cities, is asking for feedback from people of all walks of life in the Fox Cities. Individuals are encouraged to share how they’re personally feeling now, and to look ahead to the next five years, related to physical and mental health, finances, life purpose and fulfillment, and emotional and social support. Feedback about overall community well-being also will be sought.  

Imagine Fox Cities is gathering opinions through its well-being survey and asks people to contribute their voices by taking the survey online between April 1 and May 14, 2021. The survey is on Imagine Fox Cities’ website:

By responding to this survey, people in the Fox Cities can be part of an effort to help create an understanding of the current and potential future well-being of the community. Survey results will be helpful in discussions and plans for enhancing life for those who call the Fox Cities home now and for future generations.

“Imagine Fox Cities’ purpose is to take the pulse of the Fox Cities and discover ways to improve the community,” explained Rayon Brown, co-chair of the Imagine Fox Cities initiative and executive director for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) for Fox Valley Technical College. “We know the past year has completely reshaped the social climate around social justice, diversity and race and that the pandemic has had a major impact on overall wellness, especially on minoritized members of our community. What we don’t know is just how much this has affected our region. Through this survey, we want to understand peoples’ thoughts and concerns and share the results with the community. We want to work together to find helpful solutions and proactively prepare for the future.”

The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete, and responses will be anonymous. Results will be reported in early summer.

Imagine Fox Cities was created in 2018 to lead an effort to shape a living vision for individuals, businesses and organizations to guide their actions and decisions to improve the well-being of all who call the Fox Cities home.

“Our Living Vision is to advance the well-being of our place and the well-being of our people. To create the conditions for everyone who calls this place home with the opportunity to reach their full potential,” added Brown. “We dare to imagine, and endeavor to realize, a shared future that leads to greater flourishing—for this generation and the next.”

Imagine Fox Cities is eager to engage voices from all walks of life to continue to make the Fox Cities a special place to live and work today and for future generations. Please consider taking the well-being survey today!

For more information or to take the well-being survey, please visit  


Imagine Fox Cities Coordinating Committee Members

Patrick Ambroso, Kimberly-Clark; Kimberly Barrett, Lawrence University; Becky Bartoszek, Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce; Justin Blount, Miller Electric; Tom Boldt, The Boldt Co.; John Brogan, Bank of Kaukauna; Rayon Brown, Fox Valley Technical College; Lisa Cruz, Red Shoes; Curt Detjen, Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region; Jenni Eickelberg, Thrivent; Dennis Episcopo, Appleton Alliance Church; Beth Flaherty; Tammy Geenen, Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region; Doug Gieryn, Winnebago County; Meagan Hardwick, Red Shoes; Kelly Hicks, Youth Go; Peter Kelly, United Way Fox Cities; Melissa Kraemer-Badtke, East Central Wisconsin Planning Commission; Adriana McCleer, Appleton Public Library; Kayla McNamara, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley; Paula Morgen, ThedaCare; Megan Mulholland, Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region; Linda Meyers, Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce; Mary Parsons, LEAVEN; Kim Ritzow; Monte Roulier, Community Initiatives; Walt Rugland; Jason Schulist, The Boldt Co.; Balakuntalam Sridhar, Appleton Rotary Club; Greg Vandenberg, US Venture, Manny Vasquez, NAI Pfefferle; Stacy Wegley, Community Initiatives; Mike Weller, Mike Weller and Associates; and Tom Wiltzius, Wiltzius Associates, LLC

Media Contacts

Megan Mulholland, APR 
Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region 
(920) 702-7636 
[email protected] 

Danielle León
Red Shoes Inc. 
(920) 574-3253