Creating and Sustaining Destinations for Tourism and Recreation


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

There is a natural attraction where the land meets the sea. Last year, many coastal cities experienced record-breaking years for tourism, with increasing dollars spent visiting beach towns, working waterfronts, historical and cultural landmarks, and increasing activities on the water, such as whale watching and wildlife viewing, recreational fishing, snorkeling and diving, surfing, and boating. While increasing tourism dollars generate revenues for local municipalities and businesses, increasing tourists create pressure on local services and infrastructure. CHOW 2015 will bring together local leaders from some of the nation’s iconic coastal places to examine how they are positioning their communities as world renowned destinations, while at the same time addressing the impacts from increasing visitors.

Opening Remarks

The Honorable David Jolly
U.S. House of Representatives, FL-13

The Honorable Tammy Baldwin
U.S. Senate, Wisconsin


Lauren Wenzel
Acting Director, National Marine Protected Areas Center, NOAA


Craig Cates
Mayor, City of Key West, Florida

Tom Mlada
Mayor, City of Port Washington, Wisconsin

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