Fred Winchowky addresses village officials, business
owners and community members as he highlights Mukwongo’s
past achievements and future goals.
Brandon Anderegg, Freeman
MUKWONAGO — At Mukwonago’s 6th annual State of the
Village Breakfast, growth and development carried most
of the conversation as Village President Fred Winchowky
and Village Administrator John Weidl addressed community
members, business owners and village officials.
the discussion of growth and development wasn’t limited
to the bevy of upcoming projects to be completed over
the next decade. Winchowky and Weidl outlined how the
achievements of Mukwonago’s past have set the village up
for success down the road.
the last four years, the village has grown by 17 percent
in value, averaging about 4.25 percent growth per year,
according to Weidl. Winchowky noted that Mukwonago’s
housing lot inventory is going down, which is due in
part to the school district’s great reputation, and the
raising value of the village. It is also evident in the
fact that Shorewest is selling 250 homes a year, said
Weidl said that Mukwonago’s reputation is the reason the
village has so many open doors. He added that a great
reputation has attracted developers and business owners
both past and present, which gives village
representatives the ability to capitalize on
opportunities that will improve the quality of life for
residents in the community.
village has shown that we have a growth mindset and
we’ve shown that we are flexible and agile,” said Weidl.
“Making judgments based on our past success is what
allows us opportunity.
Winchowky touted other achievements including how the
village has paid off $2.6 million in debt and $800,000
in utility debt in 2017. He also pointed out the success
of the community library with more than 17,000 people
taking advantage of the several programs the library has
Winchowky then echoed James Cash Penney, founder of J.C.
Penney when he said, “Growth is never by mere chance; it
is the result of working together.”
Another topic Winchowky stressed was maintaining
Mukwonago’s small town feel. However, he emphasized that
a “small town feel” and growth can be accomplished
simultaneously so long as residents support local
business such as downtown Mukwonago’s 2017 additions –
Forward Dental, The Green Rabbit and The Feather and
“These are great small businesses and they want our
support said,” Winchowky. “They are the root and the
base of what small town feel is.”