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Tourism Board Seeking Agriculture Representative

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Tompkins County Strategic Tourism Planning Board (STPB) has a vacancy representing agriculture. Tompkins County residents are invited to submit an application no later than January 3, 2018.

Volunteering your time on a County advisory board is an excellent way to get involved in local government and can truly make a difference. This winter, the Tompkins County Strategic Tourism Planning Board (STPB) is seeking qualified applicants for its Agriculture seat. Candidates demonstrating a broad understanding of the relationship of agriculture and tourism to each other and to sustainable rural economic development are particularly encouraged to apply.

The STPB advises the County Legislature on effective use of over $2.75 million in hotel room occupancy tax revenues. Its mission is to provide oversight and strategic direction for tourism initiatives that promote economic development and enhance the quality of life in Tompkins County. Board members are appointed by the Tompkins County Legislature to three-year terms. Each member plays an important role in crafting the County’s brand as a great cultural and recreational tourism destination. The Board has a mix of members from lodging, arts and culture, recreation, and at-large members, which helps ensure that diverse interests are represented.

The board meets the third Wednesday of each month from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. More information about the Tompkins County Tourism Program and the STPB is available online at

Individuals interested in applying for a seat on the STPB must fill out an application and submit it to the Clerk of the Tompkins County Legislature.  Applications will be reviewed by the STPB with appointment by the Legislature. Applications can be found at and should be submitted by January 3, 2018.