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County-Wide Destination Master Plan Takes Shape Sept. 13th Town Hall Sessions Seek Resident Input

August 25, 2023 – Door County, WI - Destination Door County (DDC) is inviting Door County residents to provide input at three upcoming town hall sessions on Wednesday September 13 as the tourism marketing and management organization continues the process of creating a Destination Master Plan for Door County.

Two in-person town hall meetings and one virtual town hall meeting will take place that day:

Date: Wednesday September 13, 2023

Time: 9:30-11:00 AM

In-Person Location: Sister Bay Fire Station, 2258 Mill Road, Sister Bay, WI 54234

Date: Wednesday September 13, 2023

Time: 1:30-3:00 PM

Online Location: Virtual Meeting via ZOOM at the following link:

Date: Wednesday September 13, 2023

Time: 5:30-7:00 PM

In-Person Location: Sevastopol Town Hall, 4528 Hwy 57, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

DDC has spearheaded the creation of a Destination Master Plan for Door County, and in May gathered a group of community leaders and local organizations together to walk through the process involved with drafting the plan. This dynamic, resident-influenced long-term planning document will help guide sustainable growth and development in Door County.  The plan will be built around the needs of residents, visitors and stakeholders ranging from tourism to economic development to county planning.

The input of residents is critical to the overall effectiveness of a Destination Master Plan. Since May, DDC has been in the research phase of the plan creation process obtaining input from residents. They’ve conducted one-on-one interviews, held focus group meetings, and have received more than 1,200 online surveys back from residents and local stakeholders. That resident input process continues with the town hall meetings on September 13.

All Door County residents are invited to participate in the conversation and share their thoughts at one of the three upcoming community town hall meetings. Town hall facilitators will be seeking resident feedback that will support the development of the Destination Master Plan. All three meetings, including two in-person meetings and one online virtual meeting, are open to the public. They will all be similar, so participants only need to attend one of the meetings. No pre-registration is necessary.                                        
The Destination Master Plan will create a strategic and shared vision for the future of Door County’s economy to ensure its long-term economic sustainability, while preserving the environment, quality of life for residents and quality of place. As important as the final document is, equally important is the planning process that integrates inclusive community engagement.

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Media contact: Julie Gilbert, President/CEO Destination Door County, 920-818-1131