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About The Lake Geneva BID

The Lake Geneva Business Improvement District (BID) was created in 1991 as a private-public sector initiative for maintaining and enhancing the appeal of the downtown area. The primary goal of the BID is to increase tourism, visitors, and activity within downtown Lake Geneva by planning events, activities, community initiatives, special activities, and reasons for people to come downtown.

The BID serves as a committee of the City of Lake Geneva and consists of property owners, business owners, managers, and City officials.  The common goal of the BID is to continually improve downtown Lake Geneva for merchants, residents, and visitors.  This also includes decorations, planters, and the beautification of the streets.

The BID’s broad mission is to preserve Lake Geneva’s character, host memorable experiences for guests and residents, and create a safe fun environment. The BID hosts community and retail events yearly for thousands of people to enjoy and experience all that Lake Geneva has to offer by bringing together yesterday's charm with today's lifestyles. 

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BID Board of Directors - 2 Year Term
  • Janine Osborne - President - January 1, 2025 

  • Beth Tumas - Vice President - January 1, 2026 

  • Anthony Silvestri - Treasurer - January 1, 2026

  • J. Alethea Salgado - Secretary - January 1, 2025

  • Spyro Condos - January 1, 2026

  • Laura Thompson - January 1, 2025

  •  Angela Carlson - January 1, 2026

  • Shari Straube - Alderman Representaitve 

Staff

Alexandria Binanti - Executive Director 

Board Member Policies

The BID Board shall consist of eight members, more than 50% of whom shall be commercial property owners within the BID. The other members shall be owners or managers of businesses within the BID along with one alderperson. The Board member terms shall be of two year staggered terms. The President of the Board shall be elected to a one year term at the January meeting.

Board of Directors Meetings

BID Meetings are scheduled for the 1st Wednesday of Every Month at Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva at 9AM unless otherwise posted. Meetings are open to the public. 

For meeting calendar, agendas, and former minutes please click below to visit the City of Lake Geneva webpage. 

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