Tourism Commission

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The Sun Prairie Tourism Commission consists of five (5) members appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the majority of the City Council, including one member that represents the local hotel and motel industry. Commission members serve for a one-year term, at the pleasure of the Mayor, and may be reappointed. The Chamber of Commerce shall appoint a liaison to the Tourism Commission that serves as an ex-officio non-voting member.

Pursuant to Section 66.75(a) and (c)(1), Wisconsin Statutes, the City of Sun Prairie has created a commission to coordinate tourism promotion and development.

Duties of the Tourism Commission

Seventy (70) percent of the room tax revenues collected by the City are forwarded to the Commission to be spent on tourism promotion and development by the Commission. The Commission has the authority to carry out the duties set forth in Section 66.75(1m)(c) and (d), Wisconsin Statutes, and as otherwise provided by law. Such duties shall include, without limitation, the following:

  1. Using the room tax revenue that it receives from the city to promote and develop tourism in the city;
  2. Reporting any delinquencies or inaccurate reporting of room tax to the city;
  3. Reporting at least annually to the city the purposes for which the room tax revenues it received were spent.

The current room tax rate as set by the City of Sun Prairie City Council is currently 7%. For information regarding room tax, please see the City of Sun Prairie Municipal Code of Ordinance Chapter 3.20.

See the full description of the Tourism Commission in the City of Sun Prairie Municipal Code of Ordinance Chapter 2.56.

Meeting Schedule

The Tourism Commission meets as needed determined by the Commission Chairperson, and is currently scheduled for the second Thursday of each month at 8:00AM at City Hall. Please check the calendar for meeting notices and agendas.

Hosting an Event in Sun Prairie

If your group is interested in hosting an event in Sun Prairie, please email the Commission or call 608-825-1196.

The Sun Prairie Tourism Commission partners with the Madison Area Sports Commission to host sporting events in Sun Prairie. If you are looking to host or the team you participate with is tired of traveling out of Madison for events please contact us about ways to stay in Sun Prairie for your sporting needs.

The Sun Prairie Tourism Commission also has grants available for events hosted in Sun Prairie. You can download the grant submission form (PDF).