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The Clear Lake Area Community Center (CLACC) is a tastefully decorated, historic building, located in the heart of Clear Lake, Wisconsin. Housed in the former high school building, it offers low-cost, affordable rental space and community programs. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to provide an enriching environment for community activities while preserving a beautiful, historic landmark.

CLACC provides a diversity of areas for large wedding receptions, banquets, anniversary parties, lock-ins, charity dinners, meeting rooms, office spaces, retail shop spaces, and a licensed, commercial kitchen. It houses several non-profit organizations, a rich grouping of art- and business-endeavors, along with much-needed community services.

Need some room? CLACC staff will work with you to meet your own individual space requirements. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

"We haven't come this far, to only come this far."

-Larry Foster

Our Mission

Our Mission

To provide a supportive environment for educational, recreational, cultural, spiritual, social and economic opportunities while preserving the historic Clear Lake Union Free High School building.

Father and Son Playing
Originally the Union Free High School, CLACC offers affordable rent to its more than 30 local small businesses.

Who We Are

The Clear Lake Area Community Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which operates in the former high school building in Clear Lake, Wisconsin.


This historic building was constructed in 1922. It is connected to the Clear Lake Area Historical Museum building, which was erected in 1912, and is the original Clear Lake school building.

When the Clear Lake school district completed construction of a new high school building in 1997, the former school building was saved from demolition by a group of community-minded citizens who formed Clear Lake Area Community Center, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, in 1999, and assumed ownership of the building from the Ministerial Association. 


As the CLACC, the building has served as an incubator for numerous local, start-up, small business ventures. In addition, it has provided a meeting place for local clubs and groups, private and public community gatherings, and much more.


Namely, CLACC hosts Clear Lake's Community Theater, the local newspaper: The Clear Lake Chronicle, Lifeline food pantry, and the Old School Thrift Shop, to name a few.

CLACC is run by a committee of volunteers.

Board of Directors

CLACC is governed by a board of directors who oversee the building's daily operation, and meet monthly, in the CLACC office, on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Board President, Tim Wyss

Tim Wyss


Board Secretary, Muriel Nelson

Muriel Nelson

Board Secretary

Board VP, Ray Cress

Ray Cress

Vice President,


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Board Members

Dan Pearson

Doug Cahow

Bert Petersen

Sue Anderson

Wendy Schoggins

Board Treasurer, Virginia Cahow

Virginia Cahow


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Advisory Board

Curtis Glaesemann

Joan Lillie

Wendy Koenig

Bobbi Kearney

Steven Kearney

Richard Selvig

Muriel Nelson

Lori DeBoer

We Need Your Support Today!

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