Whidbey and Camano Islands Values Survey

Tourism contributes to Island County’s economy by providing jobs and supporting local businesses ($283 million in travel related spending in 2021*). There is a desire to thoughtfully explore ways that tourism can improve the lives of residents, enrich visitors’ experiences, and benefit the natural environment of the islands.

Local input is essential to this process. Thank you for sharing your perspective, as we will be using this information to help inform the collective values of the islands. Your participation is greatly appreciated.

*According to Dean Runyon Associates Island County Impacts report May 2022
PART ONE:
This section touches on the values and essence of place and community.

Please read the following statements and click on the circle that most closely matches your opinion.

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* 1. Values and Essence

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
The environment, wildlife, and being outdoors are valued here.
People who live here are lifelong learners and open to personal growth.
Our islands attract creative people.
Our islands generate a sense of teamwork, while respecting individuality.
History is important here.
The arts are important here.
People who live here value the spirit and magic of this place.
PART TWO:
As a resident of Whidbey and Camano Islands, we are interested to hear your thoughts.

Please answer the following questions.

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* 2. What are the three most positive aspects of living in Island County?

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* 3. (Fill in the blank) The culture of the islands is different from other places because ____________.”

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* 4. Can you share something about your community that you feel really captures its essence?

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* 5. What would you like visitors to our island to know about life here?

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* 6. Ten years from now, what changes would you like to see in our island community?

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* 7. What would you like to see remain the same ten years from now?

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* 8. What are the top three challenges to life in Island County?

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* 9. Is there anything else you would like to share?

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* 10. Area where you live:

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* 11. How long have you lived in this community?

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* 12. Are you involved in or connected to the tourism industry?

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* 13. Contact Information (optional):

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