Be Heard Brown County

We want to know how you feel about life in Brown County - whether you live or work here.

Since 2018 when the last survey was conducted, great things have happened in Brown County - the new Early Learning Center and a Mexican restaurant, uptown Mt. Sterling streetscape improvements, more shopping options, and a trails plan to name a few. It's time once again to be heard, Brown County, and help shape the future of our community!

This survey should take about 15 minutes to complete and your answers are anonymous. You may choose to be entered into a weekly drawing for BC Bucks at the end of the survey.

For more information, visit www.beheardbrowncounty.com. Thank you!

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* 1. How would you categorize the quality of life in Brown County? (For the purposes of this survey, quality of life is defined as the level of health, comfort, and happiness felt by an individual or group.)

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* 2. Over the past five years, do you believe Brown County’s quality of life has improved, stayed about the same, or declined?

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* 3. How important are the following to the quality of life in Brown County?

  Very Important Somewhat Important Undecided/No Opinion Somewhat Unimportant Unimportant
Safe place to live
Hometown atmosphere
Vibrant 'Uptown' Mt. Sterling
Selection of housing
Quality of schools
Shopping opportunities
Parks and recreation facilities
Public services (Library, Police, Fire)
Closeness to employment
Walkability
Retaining youth in the community
Entertainment options
Fitness / exercise options
Arts and cultural opportunities
Support services for those in need
Leadership & volunteer opportunities
Sports
Faith community
Dining options
Diversity and inclusion
Childcare options
Medical services

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* 4. From the list of options in the preceding question, which is the most critical issue facing Brown County? If you think the most critical issue is not in the list above, please share your thoughts.

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* 5. How likely is it that you would recommend Brown County as a place to live to a friend or colleague?

Not at all likely
Extremely likely

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* 6. Please explain why you selected the previous answer.

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* 7. What five business types would you like to see more of in Brown County? (Please select up to five.)

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* 8. What type of housing would you like to see more of in Brown County?

  A Lot More A Few More No More
Apartments
Townhouses
Homes under $150,000
Homes $150,000-$299,000
Homes $300,000 - $450,000
Homes over $450,000
Retirement/Assisted Living Housing
Mobile Homes
Low-Income/Public Housing
Tiny Homes

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* 9. Presently, how satisfied are you with the following aspects of Brown County?

  Very satisfied Somewhat satisfied Undecided / No opinion Somewhat unstatisfied Very unsatisfied
Shopping opportunities
Overall appearance of your neighborhood
Overall appearance of Brown County
Overall level of safety in the community
Well-paying, diverse job opportunities
Fire protection
Law enforcement
Ambulance services
Services for senior citizens
Health and medical services
Mental health services
Dental services
Public Library
Parks and recreation
Childcare options
St. Mary’s School
Brown County Elementary school
Brown County Middle school
Brown County High school
Transportation services
Streets, water, sewer, and infrastructure
High-speed Internet access
Dining options

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* 10. Over the past five years, do you believe the mental health of Brown County residents has improved, stayed about the same, or declined? 

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* 11. Overall, how would you rate your mental health?

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* 12. For each of the following statements, choose the description that best matches how you feel.

  Strongly Agree Moderately Agree Undecided / No Opinion Moderately Disagree Strongly Disagree
People in Brown County are kind and supportive of one another.
The future of Brown County looks bright.
Brown County is a good place to raise children.
Youth make a positive contribution in the community.
I would be pleased if Brown County’s population grew.
People in Brown County work together to improve the community.
People in Brown County receive adequate services based on the taxes they pay.
I or my family have had problems finding services when we needed them.
Residents have opportunities to volunteer and get involved in the community.
Brown County would benefit from more diversity.
Our schools and community offer opportunities for youth to contribute to the community.
The accomplishments of youth, beyond sports, deserve more recognition.
Brown County benefits from innovation and change.
I would be more likely to walk and/or bike if Brown County had paved, safe, and scenic trails.

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