Walter Berry

President/CEO
Berry Companies, Inc.

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What makes Wichita a great place to live?

Great place to raise a family. Good work opportunities, quality of life, plenty of activities and entertainment to appeal to all ages. Its a giving community both in terms of time and financial resources.

What is the biggest challenge or opportunity for our community in 2016?

Convincing ourselves that we have a great community. Many who have moved here realize what a great community we have, but those that have not lived somewhere else may not realize how good Wichita is. We need to have a more positive image of ourselves because the reality is, we have a great community.

What lasting impression do you hope the community will have of Together 2016?

We have a great community, let’s focus on the positive. Every community has some challenges, but our positives significantly outweigh our negatives, so let’s focus on the positives.

Why did you choose to get involved in Together 2016?

We need to spend more time and resources lifting up our community and reminding ourselves what we have. We should not ignore our challenges, but we should not let them dominate our conversations and attitude about our great community.

What would you tell a person who is considering moving to Wichita?

We have many of the benefits of a big city combined with the values of a small town. Plenty of things to do, entertainment and activities, but without the large crowds, long lines and long commutes.

Why did you choose to get involved in Together Wichita 2016?

We need to spend more time and resources lifting up our community and reminding ourselves what we have. We should not ignore our challenges, but we should not let them dominate our conversations and attitude about our great community.

 

How long have you lived in Wichita?

50 years

What is the first thing you would show a visitor to Wichita?

Sedgwick County Zoo