The Team

Get to Know Us!

Therese Kennedy

Tourism Council President, sports buff.

Michelle Dujardin

Michelle Dujardin

Tourism Council Secretary, adores recreation.

Karin Silvius

Tourism Council Member, hospitality extraordinaire.

Katie Grady

Katie Grady

Tourism Council Member, forte in business management.

Andy Whitney

Andy Whitney

Tourism Council Member, trail connoisseur.

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Tourism Council Member, cycling advocate.

Dave Saalsaa

Tourism Council Member, retail know-how.

Kellie Carper

Kellie Carper

Executive Director, passionate about building relationships.

Katy Wimer

Katy Wimer

Operations & Event Coordinator and Content Creator, creates magic.

Mission Statement

The Whitewater Tourism Council markets the Whitewater area as a tourism destination. The tourism Council will promote new and existing attractions and events by providing resources according to Council policy.

Purpose

The purpose of the WWTC is as an advisory committee to assist in promoting new and existing tourism initiatives. WWTC will market Whitewater as a tourism destination by communicating the themes of local history, culture, area attractions and events to targeted market segments. .

State Definition of Tourism

66.0615(1)(fm) "Tourism promotion and development" means any of the the following that are significantly used by transient tourists and reasonably likely to generate paid overnight stays at more than one establishment.

2021 Whitewater Tourism Council

The WWTC is to be made up of a cross section of business and organizations serving tourists. lodging, retail, restaurant, UW Whitewater, Park and Recreations

Industry Representation:

  • President Therese Kennedy – UWWW Recreation & Sports Facility
  • Secretary Michelle Dujardin – City of Whitewater Parks & Rec
  • Member Karin Silvius Lodging Property
  • Member Dave Saalsaa – Retail/Outdoor Sporting Goods
  • Member Andy Whitney – Ice Age Trail Alliance
  • Member Steve Johnson – Bicycling Advocate
  • Member Katy Grady – Restaurant – Chamber Representative

Staff:

  • Kellie Carper – Executive Director
  • Katy Wimer – Coordinator of Operations & Events, Content Creator

Liaisons:

  • Downtown Whitewater Inc.
  • Chamber Board
  • Community Development Authority
  • Common Council

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