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Strategic Tourism Planning Board

The Strategic Tourism Planning Board is an advisory board to the Tompkins County Legislature. 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.  The STPB typically meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the Ithaca Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau (904 East Shore Drive in Ithaca)*. If you plan to visit, please confirm the date, time, and place of the next meeting by contacting the Tourism Program Director by email or 607-274-5560.

Check below for a member list, bylaws, meeting documents, and calendar of upcoming STPB activities.

STPB adopts Diversity Statement 

Brett Bossard Vice Chair, Arts-Culture
Kelli Cartmill Chair, Lodging
Laura Winter Falk At-Large
Josh Friedman Arts-Culture
Ken Jupiter At-Large
Connie Kan At-Large
Katie Kutz Lodging
Doug Levine Arts-Culture
Rick Manning At-Large
Michael Mellor At-Large
Cara Nichols Ithaca College
Todd Parlato At-Large
Barbara Romano Cornell University
Monika Roth Agriculture
Deborah Mohlenhoff TC3
Baruch Whitehead Arts-Culture
Scott Wiggins At-Large
Andy Zepp Recreation
Martha Armstrong TCAD, Non-Voting
Peggy Coleman Convention & Visitors Bureau, Non-Voting
Gary Ferguson Downtown Ithaca Alliance, Non-Voting
Anna Kelles County Legislature, Non-Voting
Matthew Yarrow Transportation, Non-Voting
John Spence Community Arts Partnership, Non-Voting
Jennifer Tavares Chamber of Commerce, Non-Voting
Ethan Ash Associate Member
Jim Brophy Associate Member
Erica Frenay Associate Member
Henry Granison Associate Member
Theresa Hollister-Ball Associate Member
Carol Kammen Associate Member
Michael Miller Associate Member
Jon Reis Associate Member
Wylie Schwartz Associate Member
Nick Helmholdt Staff
Kristin McCarthy Staff

STPB BYLAWS June 2012 update



2019 Agendas 2019 Minutes 2019 Presentations
January January  
February February 2018 CVB Annual Report
March March Downtown Ithaca 2030 Strategic Plan
April April  
May May  
June June 2019 Hospitality Workforce Development Annual Report 
July July Ithaca/TC CVB 2019 Mid-Year Report
August August  
September September


October October

Introduction to Draft Strategic Tourism Plan

Draft Strategic Tourism Plan

Draft Strategic Tourism Plan Appendix



December December  
2018 Agendas 2018 Minutes 2018 Presentations
January January  
February February CVB 2017 Annual Report
March March  
April April 2017 Tourism Program Annual Report
May May

Tactical Placemaking Toolkit

June June Tompkins Center for History and Culture
July July Lime Bike in Ithaca
September September STPB CVB Mid-Year Report 2018
October October Ithaca/Tompkins County Visitor Digital Survey Results  (JLL Consultants)
December December  
2017 Agendas 2017 Minutes 2017 Presentations
January January  
February February STPB-CVB Annual Report 2016
March March  
April April TC Room Tax Investments 2004-2016
May May TC Room Tax Investments 2004-2016_final for adoption,

Addressing the Growth of STRs - Presentation

Downtown Conference Center Feasibility

June June Discovery Trail Report
September September  
October October  
November November Beautification, Signage & Public Art Program 2017 Annual Report