Convention and Tourism Committee

The Convention and Tourism Committee is established by Charter Ordinance No. 994. This committee makes recommendations to the Governing Body concerning programs and expenditures for the promotion of conventions and tourism. The ordinance allows the City to levy a transient guest tax for sleeping accommodations paid at any hotel, motel or tourist court. 

Five members shall serve on this committee, the majority of which shall be a representative balance of large and small businesses and businesses from the City. The terms of the five original members shall be: two members shall serve one-year terms; three members shall serve two-year terms; thereafter the terms shall be two years with no term limit if re-nominated and reappointed by the Govering Body. The number in parentheses indicates the year the current term ends with appointments occurring annually in February.

  • Randy Powell, owner of Heartland Print and Copy (Feb 2025)
  • Erin Rigney Ptacek, realtor at Platinum Realty (Feb 2026)
  • Paul Scruggs, owner of downtown commercial property (Feb 2026)
  • Anna Sprague, employee at First National Bank (Feb 2025)
  • Jennifer Dansel, partner at Dansel Chiropractic & Acupuncture (Feb 2026)
  • Steve Town, council liaison