Leaders of the Tribune building redevelopment in Wisconsin Rapids have announced the appointment of the Tribune Steering Committee. The newly formed committee is comprised of national, regional, and local leaders across the diverse industries that are advising in the redevelopment of the Tribune building.

Committee members include O’so Brewing founder and owner Marc Buttera, Incourage board member Kristie Rauter-Egge, Alicia Cramer, senior vice president of U.S. Endowment for Forestry & Communities, UWStevens Point Chancellor Bernie Patterson, Janet Topolsky, the executive director of the Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group, and Susan Turney, CEO of Marshfield Clinic Health System.

The steering committee will guide strategy and lead the advocacy and outreach necessary to develop and realize the project. The committee is expected to convene for the first time this fall.

The Tribune is a community-led, public-private partnership that will transform a 25,000-square-foot historic landmark along the Wisconsin River in downtown Wisconsin Rapids.

When completed, the Tribune will serve the region as a hub for entrepreneurship, workforce development, innovation, community engagement, and commercial activity.

The new state budget approved in July includes a $3 million grant to support the project