Tourism Commission

The Tourism Commission consists of 5 members, 1 of which is a representative of the Wisconsin hotel and motel industry.  Members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Common Council.  (Ord. 2016-2244 adopted December 6, 2016).

Powers and Duties: 

The Tourism Commission utilizes revenue appropriated from local room tax collections for tourism promotion and tourism development within the City as required by Wisconsin State Statute 66.0615.  Tourism Promotion and Tourism Development are defined by the State as any of the following that are significantly used by transient tourists and reasonably likely to generate paid overnight stays at more than one establishment on which room tax may be imposed. 

  • Marketing projects, including advertising media buys, creation and distribution of printed or electronic promotional tourist materials, or efforts to recruit conventions, sporting events, or motorcoach groups.

  • Transient tourist informational services.

  • Tangible municipal development, including, but not limited to, a convention center. 

Prior to November 1st of each year, the Commission submits reports to the Franklin Common Council itemizing its expenditures and proposing a budget for the following year.   




Lance Schaefer, Hotel/Motel Industry Member 1 Year/12-31-18
Randy Grass 1 Year/12-31-18
Shaun Marefka 1 Year/12-31-18
Amy Schermetzler 1 Year/12-31-18
Mark Wylie 1 Year/12-31-18
Staff Support: Calli Berg, Economic Development Director  








Meeting Date: 3rd Wednesday of Month

Meeting Time: 6 p.m.

Meeting Location:
Hearing Room
Franklin City Hall
9229 W. Loomis Road

Please direct agenda questions to:
Nick Fuchs, Asst. to the Mayor
for Economic Development



2018 Meeting Dates 

January 17 Cancelled  
February 21 Agenda Minutes
March 21 Cancelled  
April 18 Agenda Minutes
May 16 Agenda Minutes
June 20 Cancelled  
July 18 Agenda Minutes
August 15 Agenda Minutes
August 20 Agenda Minutes
September 19 Agenda Minutes
October 17 Agenda Minutes
November 21 Agenda Minutes
December 19 Agenda Minutes
Archived Agendas & Minutes