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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. If you plan to attend, please confirm the date, time, and place of the next meeting by contacting the Tourism Program Director by email or 607-274-5560.

Online meetings of the STPB are conducted on Zoom. Access instructions for each meeting are included in the agenda below.

STPB Membership

Brett Bossard Chair, Arts-Culture
Doug Levine Vice Chair, Arts-Culture
Kelli Cartmill Lodging
Laura Winter Falk At-Large
Josh Friedman Arts-Culture
Alexis Zaharis Grimm Lodging
David Harker Ithaca College
Ken Jupiter At-Large
Kelly Makosch Recreation
Rick Manning At-Large
Greg Mezey At-Large
Deb Mohlenhoff TC3
Barbara Romano Cornell University
Monika Roth Agriculture
Steve Stull Arts-Culture
Jeremiah Swain At-Large
Teri Tarsus At-Large
Marian Levy Ware At-Large
Megan Barber Community Arts Partnership, Non-Voting
Peggy Coleman Convention & Visitors Bureau, Non-Voting
Gary Ferguson Downtown Ithaca Alliance, Non-Voting
Vacant County Legislature, Non-Voting
Heather McDaniel Ithaca Area Economic Development, Non-Voting
Jennifer Tavares Chamber of Commerce, Non-Voting
Patty Poist Transportation, Non-Voting
Carol Kammen Associate Member
Michael Miller Associate Member
Jon Reis Associate Member
Wylie Schwartz Associate Member
Chuck Tauck Associate Member
Nick Helmholdt Staff
Kristin McCarthy Staff

STPB Bylaws December 2020 update

STPB Diversity Statement September 2022 update

STPB Meeting Agendas and Minutes 

2022 Agendas 2022 Minutes 2022 Presentations
January January  
February February  
March March 2021 CVB Annual Report
April April Downtown Ithaca Ambassadors Program
May May  
June June  
July July

2022 Annual Report: Community Beautification Program

CVB Mid-Year Report

August [cancelled]  August [cancelled]  
September September 2022 Annual Report: Community Arts Partnership
October October  
 2021 Agendas  2021 Minutes 2021 Presentations
January January Ithaca Downtown Community Conference Center
February February 2020 CVB Annual Report
March March National Heritage Area - Potential Designation for Finger Lakes Region
April April 2021 Annual Report: DIA Ambassadors Program 
2022 Budget Request: DIA Ambassadors Program
May May Draft 2022 Tourism Program Budget
June June  
July July Tompkins County Community Beautification Program
August [cancelled] August [cancelled]  
September September Historic Monuments Opportunity -- Tompkins County
2021 Update from Community Arts Partnership 
October October CVB: Update from Visitor Experience Staff
November November  
December [cancelled]

Agendas and minutes from 2020 and earlier are available upon request. Email for assistance. Thank you.