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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.

The next STPB meeting will be held Wednesday, November 21st.

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

STPB adopts Diversity Statement 

2018 Members
David Blake At-Large
Brett Bossard Vice Chair, Arts-Culture
Kelli Cartmill Chair, Lodging
Josh Friedman Arts-Culture
Steven Hugo At-Large
Ken Jupiter At-Large
Anne Kellerman At-Large
Katie Kutz Lodging
Doug Levine Arts-Culture
Michael Mellor At-Large
Cara Nichols Ithaca College
Stephen Nunley At-Large
Barbara Romano Cornell University
Monika Roth Agriculture
Susan Stafford 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
Dwight Mengel 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
Carol Kammen Associate Member
Jon Reis Associate Member
Nick Helmholdt Staff
Kristin McCarthy Staff

STPB BYLAWS June 2012 update


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
(no meeting)
August (no meeting)  
September September STPB CVB Mid-Year Report 2018
October October Ithaca/Tompkins County Visitor Digital Survey Results  (JLL Consultants)
November November  
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
December December  
2016 Agendas 2016 Minutes 2016 Presentations
January January  
February February  
March March  
April April  
June June  CVB's Visit Ithaca Plan
July July  
September September Festivals Program Annual Report
October October  
November November