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Posted on: October 23, 2020

CREATE Portage County Wins Prominent Economic Development Award

CEDA Award - CREATE Portage County

CREATE Portage County today was presented with their 2020 Community and Economic Development Award (CEDA) at the organization’s IDEA Center in Steven Point, WI.

CREATE won the CEDA award in the Economic Development Initiative category, which recognizes innovative economic development efforts that successfully promote growth and prosperity in Wisconsin communities. The award was initially announced at the 2020 CED...

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City of Stevens Point News
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Bicycle Friendly Community Survey

Stevens Point has applied for the League of American Bicyclists' Bicycle Friendly Community award, and the League wants to hear from residents, local area bicyclists, and bike advocates about your experiences and perceptions of bicycling in the community.

Please Take the Bicycle Friendly Community Survey City of Stevens Point News
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Mayoral Proclamation - United Way 75th Anniversary

In this Mayor's Minute video, Stevens Point Mayor Mike Wiza presents a proclamation naming October 13, 2020 as United Way's 75th Anniversary and asks everyone to donate to the United Way.

City of Stevens Point News
Posted on: October 13, 2020

2021 Room Tax Grant Applications Available

The Stevens Point Tourism Commission is accepting 2021 grant applications for room tax funds. Guidelines & application are online or can be picked up at the Parks, Rec. & Forestry office at 2442 Sims Ave., 7:30 - 3:30, M - F. Deadline is 3:30 pm Nov. 30.

See the Grant Application & Guidelines

City of Stevens Point News
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Emergency Order #3: Limiting Public Gatherings

A new order directed by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers through Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary designee Andrea Palm was issued to limit public gatherings to no more than 25 percent of a room or building’s total occupancy.

This order took effect starting 8:00 a.m. on October 8, 2020 and will remain in effect for two incubation periods of COVID-19, ending November 6, 2020. 

The order implements limitations to gatherings to help decrease the number of COVID-19 cases, ...

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City of Stevens Point News
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Signs in Public Rights-of-Way

Do not place signs in the boulevard (the grassy area between the road and the sidewalk) or in the center road boulevard (the grassy area that separates two lanes of traffic). Signs placed illegally will be removed. (Rummage/Garage Sale signs are allowed.)

City of Stevens Point News
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Ballot Box Installed on UWSP Campus

Mayor Wiza & SGA President Collin McNamara say a second Absentee Ballot drop box was installed near the University Center at UWSP. SGA allocated funds and, with a private donation, nearly raised the $2,030 cost for the box. City employees installed it.

“Our partnership with UWSP’s Student Government is further strengthened by this collaboration,” said Mayor Mike Wiza. “We want to provide as many safe and secure voting options as we can, and President McNamara and ...

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City of Stevens Point News
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Trick-or-Treating in Stevens Point

Following CDC recommendations, Stevens Point recommends people not participate in traditional Trick-or-Treating as it is considered high-risk. “I know this doesn’t sit well with some. Halloween is my favorite time of the year, too,” says Mayor Mike Wiza.

Among the list of high-risk events that are not advised are:

  • Participating in traditional trick-or-treating where treats are handed to those who go door to door
  • Having trunk-or-treat where treats are handed out from trunks of cars lined up in parking lots
  • Go...
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