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.
  • Next Meeting Date: 

    Friday, August 4, 2023


    9:00 AM Central Time


    Kansas State Capitol, Auditorium 4-N.  Located on Ground Level just past the Security Checkpoint. 

  • General Public Members

    • Rosa Cavazos
    • Open
    • 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 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