COMMUNITY UPDATE – Housing Survey, Christmas Tree Walk



Community Update – Housing Survey, Christmas Tree Walk

Area residents invited to complete Housing Survey

In order to identify our community’s current and future housing needs, the City has contracted with Wisconsin-based planning and community development consultant Vierbicher Associates to conduct a housing study and needs assessment. The purpose of this study is to evaluate how our existing housing stock meets current housing demand and what changes are necessary to meet future needs by filling housing gaps and establishing priorities for project funding.

I strongly encourage residents who live, work, and play in the City of Wisconsin Rapids and surrounding communities to please take 10-15 minutes to fill out the survey, which you can access by clicking web link:

Housing SurveyWhile electronic surveys are preferred, paper copies are available at City Hall, McMillan Memorial Library, Aging & Disability Resource Center, River Cities Community Access Media, Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce, Mid-State Technical College, and the village and town halls of Grand Rapids, Nekoosa, Port Edwards, Rome and Vesper.

Paper copies should be turned in to the City of Wisconsin Rapids, attention of Adam Tegen, Director of Planning and Economic Development at Wisconsin Rapids City Hall, 444 W. Grand Avenue; or in designated drop boxes at any of the locations listed above. For more information, please call 715-421-8225.

 Christmas Tree Walk

Looking for something festive to do this weekend? Celebrate the holiday season with more color and glitter for the Inaugural Christmas Tree Walk at South Wood County Museum, 540 3rd Street S., in Wisconsin Rapids. This year’s festivities take place this Saturday and Sunday, December 5 and 6, from 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Christmas Tree Walk at South Wood County Museum, 540 3rd Street S., in Wisconsin Rapids.


Video: Watch a sneak peak of this weekends event.

Those who attend will be treated to the sight of 16 Christmas trees, lovingly designed and decorated for the season by a variety of individuals and local organizations. You also will enjoy complimentary refreshments, and live entertainment provided by talented vocalists and instrumentalists. This event is sponsored by South Wood County Historical Corporation, Mayor’s Council on Beautification and supported by an Incourage Community Foundation ‘What If’ grant.

Thanks for reading!

Mayor Zach Vrwuink



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