Council on Travel & Tourism


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

  • Advise Kansas 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 Tourism information for preparation of the annual tourism budget
  • 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.
  • Meeting Dates: 2024

    Feb. 2, 2024
    May 3, 2024 (Room: 251-S)
    Aug. 2, 2024
    Nov. 1, 2024


    9:00 AM Central Time


    The Meeting for MAY 3rd has been moved to Room 251-S in the Capitol Building.

    All other meetings are held in Auditorium 4-N at the Kansas State Capitol. It is located on Ground Level just past the Security Checkpoint. 


  • General Public Members
    • Kim Anspach
    • Karen Hibbard
    • Janet McRae
    • Donna Price
    • Susie Santo
    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 - Rob Bergquist
    • Kansas Restaurant & Hospitality Association - Restaurants - Chuck Magerl
    Legislative Members
    • House Majority - Representative Laura Williams
    • House Majority -  Representative Jason Goetz
    • House Minority - Representative Jason Probst
    • Senate Majority - Senator Renee Erickson
    • Senate Majority - Senator Ron Ryckman Sr. 
    • Senator Minority - Senator Mary Ware
    Ex-Officio Members
    • Kansas Department of Commerce - Bridgette Jobe
    • Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks - Nadia Reimer
    • Kansas State Historical Society - Patrick Zollner