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 6th, 2021

Location:  Kansas State Capitol Visitor Center Auditorium, 300 W 10th, Topeka, KS  

This meeting has been moved to a Zoom call from 9:00 AM to Noon.   There will be a time set aside on each meeting agenda for public comment.  Public comments may be submitted in advance to  Each person providing public comment will be limited to 3 minutes.

Zoom Meeting Details:
Meeting ID: 841 2463 5423
Passcode: TjCs7U
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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 Charlotte Esau
  • House Minority - Representative Jason Probst
  • Senator Minority - Senator Mary Ware
  • Senate Majority - Open

Ex-Officio Members

  • Kansas Tourism - Bridgette Jobe
  • Kansas State Historical Society - Mary Madden