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Tourism Committee

Meetings

  • Usually at 3 p.m. or 4 p.m.
  • Meetings are scheduled on an as needed basis, specifically in the fall before adoption of the budget 

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Members

  • Keith Kramar, Chairman  & Hotel Representative
  • Colleen Brown, Alderman
  • Jerry Wamser, Alderman    
  • Tina White, Hotel Representative 
  • Del Kaatz, Park & Recreation Board Representative


The Tourism Committee is advisory and consists of two (2) Common Council Aldermen, two (2) representatives from the hotels that are located in the City (Marriott West, Wildwood Lodge, and Holiday Inn), and one (1) representative from the Joint Park & Recreation Board.  All of these positions are obtained through appointment by the Mayor.  The Committee typically meets in the fall prior to completion of the annual budget.  The Committee is responsible for the review of proposals submitted requesting tourism funds and recommendation to the Common Council on those projects that meet the requirements as outlined in the Wisconsin Statutes.  The final determination as to allocation of tourism funds rests with the Common Council.  The City Administrator serves as staff representative to the Tourism Committee. 

Responsibilities

The purpose of the Tourism Committee is to oversee the collection of room tax dollars and to distribute those funds as outlined by ordinance to organizations that promote convention and tourism.  The City of Pewaukee currently imposes a room tax.  The room tax is at a rate of six (6) percent of the gross receipts from such retail furnishing of rooms, lodging or sites.  The tax is established as outlined in the Wisconsin Statutes.  The proceeds of such tax when collected are distributed as outlined by ordinance which are as follows - 30% to the City for expenses as determined by the Common Council on an annual basis and the remaining 70% to such tourism expenses as designated on an annual basis by the Common Council upon the recommendation of the Tourism Committee, for convention and tourism business.