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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.

*Please note the STPB will meet Wednesday, July 31, from 3:00 to 5:00pm. 

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

STPB Member Support

STPB Membership

Brett Bossard Chair, Arts-Culture
Doug Levine Vice Chair, Arts-Culture
Laura Winter Falk At-Large
Josh Friedman Arts-Culture
Jeff Golden Ithaca College
Alexis Zaharis Grimm Lodging
Ken Jupiter At-Large
Jenna Kain Lodging
Kelly Makosch Recreation
Rick Manning At-Large
Greg Mezey At-Large
Bethany Parisi Arts-Culture
Scott Riesenberger TC3
Barbara Romano Cornell University
Monika Roth Agriculture
Steve Stull Arts-Culture
Teri Tarsus At-Large
Marian Levy Ware At-Large
Vacant At-Large
Megan Barber Community Arts Partnership, Non-Voting
Peggy Coleman Convention & Visitors Bureau, Non-Voting
Nan Rohrer Downtown Ithaca Alliance, Non-Voting
Mike Sigler County Legislature, Non-Voting
Heather McDaniel Ithaca Area Economic Development, Non-Voting
Jennifer Tavares Chamber of Commerce, Non-Voting
Frank Doldo Transportation, Non-Voting
Michael Miller Associate Member
Jon Reis Associate Member
Wylie Schwartz Associate Member
Chuck Tauck Associate Member
Nick Helmholdt Personal
Kristin McCarthy Personal

STPB Meeting Agendas and Minutes

2024 Agendas 2024 Minutes 2024 Presentations
Enero Enero  
Febrero Febrero  
Marzo Marzo  
Abril Abril  
Mayo Mayo  
Junio Junio  
Julio Julio  
Agosto Agosto  
Septiembre Septiembre  
Octubre Octubre  
Noviembre Noviembre  
Diciembre Diciembre  
2023 Agendas 2023 Minutes 2023 Presentations
Enero Enero CVB Q4 2022 Report
Febrero Febrero Ithaca Tompkins International Airport
Marzo Marzo 2022 CVB Annual Report
Abril Abril CVB Q1 2023 Report
Mayo Mayo  
Junio Junio Downtown Ithaca Ambassadors and Tompkins Festivals 
July [cancelled] July [cancelled]

 

Agosto Agosto 

2023 Annual Report: Community Beautification Program

Septiembre Septiembre 2023 Annual Report: Community Arts Partnership
Octubre Octubre  
Noviembre Noviembre  
Diciembre Diciembre  
2022 Agendas 2022 Minutes 2022 Presentations
Enero Enero  
Febrero Febrero  
Marzo Marzo 2021 CVB Annual Report
Abril Abril Downtown Ithaca Ambassadors Program
Mayo Mayo  
Junio Junio  
Julio Julio

2022 Annual Report: Community Beautification Program

CVB Mid-Year Report

August [cancelled]  August [cancelled]  
Septiembre Septiembre 2022 Annual Report: Community Arts Partnership
Octubre Octubre  
Noviembre Noviembre Update: Ithaca Downtown Conference Center Construction
Diciembre Diciembre  

Agendas and minutes from 2021 and earlier are available upon request.