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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 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, and meeting documents.

STPB adopts Diversity Statement 

Brett Bossard Vice Chair, Arts-Culture
Kelli Cartmill Chair, Lodging
Laura Winter Falk At-Large
Josh Friedman Arts-Culture
Connie Kan At-Large
Vacant Lodging
Doug Levine Arts-Culture
Kelly Makosch Recreation
Rick Manning At-Large
Erin Marteal At-Large
Greg Mezey At-Large
Deb Mohlenhoff TC3
Cara Nichols Ithaca College
Todd Parlato At-Large
Barbara Romano Cornell University
Monika Roth Agriculture
Steve Stull Arts-Culture
Scott Wiggins At-Large
Megan Barber Community Arts Partnership, Non-Voting
Peggy Coleman Convention & Visitors Bureau, Non-Voting
Gary Ferguson Downtown Ithaca Alliance, Non-Voting
Anna Kelles County Legislature, Non-Voting
Heather McDaniel TCAD, Non-Voting
Jennifer Tavares Chamber of Commerce, Non-Voting
Scott Vanderpool Transportation, Non-Voting
Jim Brophy Associate Member
Erica Frenay Associate Member
Henry Granison Associate Member
Ken Jupiter 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


2020 Agendas 2020 Minutes 2020 Presentations
January January  
February February Q4 2019 -- CVB Report to STPB
March March *Note: Virtual meeting. See agenda for access instructions.
April   No meeting
May May

*Note: Virtual meeting. See agenda for access instructions.

2019 CVB Annual Report

June   No meeting

*Note Virtual meeting. See agenda for access instructions.

CVB 2020 Mid-Year Report

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 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

November November  
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
August [cancelled]    
September September STPB CVB Mid-Year Report 2018
October October Ithaca/Tompkins County Visitor Digital Survey Results  (JLL Consultants)
November [cancelled]    
December December  

Agendas and minutes from 2017 and earlier are available upon request. Email for assistance. Thank you.