#Local Government
Wausau City Council
United States of America

With the expiration of the Badger State Winter Games' contract, the City of Wausau is looking at shifting the .5% room tax from the Wausau/Central Wisconsin Convention and Visitors Bureau that was earmarked for the Badger State Games to other local organizations.

The CVB is the only entity in our area whose sole job is to promote tourism and the only one whose budget is funded entirely by room tax dollars. With local tourism down, including leisure and business, now is the time to reinvest those room tax dollars into creating new tourism and in turn having a larger room tax fund for next year. Please see attached documents for more information.

More Information

Sports Authority Initiative Wausau

WI Innkeepers Association Room Tax Tool

Comfort Inn Support Letter

Weston Lanes & Weston Inn & Suites Support Letter

CWIA Letter of Support

In recognition of the importance of a healthy tourism industry to the many businesses and over 4,000 employees it supports, I/we call on the Finance Committee and Wausau City Council to continue the investment of the 0.5% room tax to develop and host major sports tournaments in the Wausau area through the Sports Authority program proposed by the Wausau/Central Wisconsin Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The Wausau- Support the smart investment of room tax into the sports market to help the local tourism industry petition to Wausau City Council was written by Central Wisconsin Innkeepers Association and is in the category Local Government at GoPetition.