The election of a new chair for the body that aids tourism in Door County and statewide is raising concerns and questions. This weeks' selection of Joe Klimczak to head the Wisconsin Tourism Council comes after an earlier election was tabled because a quorum was not present at that meeting. That's also raised concerns that Klimczak's tenure may be short because of the uncertainty of his reappointment to the council next year. Many people within the state's tourism industry want answers, including council member and State Senator Andre Jacque of De Pere.
Klimczak was the only person nominated for the chair when the tourism council met this week. He and council member Kathy Kopp ran for council chair in October, however that vote was canceled because there were fewer than the eleven members needed for any business to be transacted legally.