FREMONT – The City of Fremont was recently named the Community of the Year.
The city was honored and received the award during the Nebraska Diplomats Greater Omaha Regional Economic Development Celebration on Tuesday. Mayor Scott Getzschman received the award on behalf of the City of Fremont. During his speech he thanked community leaders, staff, and citizens who have supported the community and made winning the award possible.
“It was extremely exciting to be singled out for the award. At the end of the day this is an award that includes everyone,” said Mayor Getzschman. “We can’t do any of this without the support and collaboration of all of our partners. So GFDC, the Chamber of Commerce, City Council, Planning Department, and the entire City staff had a huge involvement in the fact that Fremont is the Community of the Year. We’re excited for it and we’re excited for the citizens of Fremont.”
Over the last year Fremont has seen numerous new businesses make the city their home. Business such as Starbucks, Firehouse Subs, Buffalo Wilde Wings, Med Express, Fairfield Hotel, Costco/Lincoln Premium Poultry, and many more have helped to bring economic growth and development. The city has also been working on many projects to continue growth, such as downtown revitalization, concrete rehabilitation projects, and new radio equipment for emergency response personnel.
Garry Clarke with the Greater Fremont Development Council also attended the celebration. He says all the activities and new businesses that have taken place in 2017 have done a lot put the City of Fremont in everyone’s mind.
“I’m really excited for the community as a whole. I’m excited for all the projects that have taken place in 2017, we’ve talked about housing and infrastructure that the city has put together, but also some of the businesses that have come to town,” explained Clarke. “It’s just created a continuous buzz in the City of Fremont. So for the Governor and the state to recognize us is amazing for the future of Fremont and the growth that’s taken place here.”
The award was given to Fremont by the Nebraska Diplomats, which is a non-profit corporation that travels the globe representing Nebraska. They are the largest economic development organization in the state that helps foster the growth of Nebraska.