Council on Travel & Tourism

When: Dec 4, 2020 09:00 AM Central Time 

Topic: Governor's Council on Travel and Tourism

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Responsibilities

In 1987 the Kansas Legislature formed the Council on Travel and Tourism. The duties of the Council are to:

  • Advise the Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism in the development and implementation of the state's tourism marketing and business development program including, but not limited to, long-range strategies for attracting visitors to the state.
  • Report to Kansas Dept of Wildlife Parks and Tourism information for preparation of the annual budget for the division of Tourism.
  • Identify and review tourism-related issues and current state policies and programs which directly or indirectly affect tourism in the state.
  • Recommend the adoption of new, or the modification of existing, policies and programs, as needed.

The Friday, November 6, 2020 meeting will be held virtually.  The meeting will begin at 9 AM Central Time.  There will be a time set aside on the agenda for public comment.  Public comments may be submitted in advance to bridgette.jobe@ks.gov or during the meeting through “raising your hand” in the chat window.  Each person providing public comment will be limited to 3 minutes. 

Council Members

General Public Members

  • Rosa Cavazos
  • Kevin Fern
  • Karen Hibbard
  • Mimi Meredith
  • Janet McRae
  • Donna Price

Travel Association Member Representatives

  • Travel Industry Association of Kansas (TIAK) - Suzan Barnes
  • Petroleum Marketers Association - Susie Coleman
  • Sport Hunting Association - Representative Ken Corbet
  • Kansas Restaurant & Hospitality Association - Lodging - open
  • Kansas Restaurant & Hospitality Association - Restaurants - Chuck Magerl

Legislative Members

  • House Majority - Representative Shannon Francis
  • House Majority - Representative Jan Kessinger
  • House Minority - Representative Jason Probst
  • Senator Minority - Senator Mary Ware
  • Senate Majority - Senator Bud Estes
  • Senate Majority - Senator Julia Lynn

Ex-Officio Members

  • Kansas Dept of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism - Bridgette Jobe
  • Kansas State Historical Society - Mary Madden
  • Kansas Department of Commerce - Alex Rice
  • Kansas Department of Transportation - Jeanny Sharp