City Considers Funding for Local Organizations

Sturgeon Bay’s Finance/Purchasing and Building Committee recommended last week that three local organizations continue to receive city funding in 2024.

The committee backed a request from Destination Sturgeon Bay that it receive 25% of the 30% of the 2022 room tax remitted to the city, for a total of $108,784.82. In addition to promoting various events in the city throughout the year, last year Destination Sturgeon Bay took over running the weekly farmers market that’s held from June through the middle of October. 

The committee also favored maintaining an annual contribution of $31,700 to the Door County Economic Development Corporation, which is now working with the city to develop a multi-tenant industrial building on the west side. The corporation is implementing a strategic plan as well that includes workforce development, housing attainability, business and education partnership, and public affairs.

In addition, the committee recommended that the Wisconsin Humane Society Door County Campus continue to receive $15,000 in annual funding for next year. The organization cares for stray and surrendered dogs, cats and other pets from every Door County municipality.

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