Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Call for applications: Wyoming Tourism Board

Because tourism is such a huge business in Wyoming, and because much of it is connected directly (and indirectly) to arts and cutural destinations, service on the Wyoming Tourism Board is important to the arts community.

Travel & Tourism just announced this:

The Wyoming Tourism Board has an immediate opening for an unexpired term in District 5 which includes Park, Big Horn, Hot Springs and Washakie Counties.

Board Vision Statement: The Wyoming Tourism Board is the leading proponent of the state’s tourism/hospitality industry. The Board provides governance and policy oversight for the state Office of Tourism, or more commonly known as Wyoming Travel & Tourism.

Board Structure: The board shall be comprised of nine members who shall be employed in or associated closely with the travel industry. The board shall be appointed by the Governor, and approved with the advice and consent of the Senate, in accordance with W.S. 28-12-101 through 12 28-12-103. According to statute, no appointed member shall serve more than two consecutive three-year terms.

For those interested in applying for this vacancy, please click to download the application. Completed applications must be submitted to the office of Governor Dave Freudenthal for consideration. The person appointed to serve will do so until February 28, 2011 when the term expires. At that time, interested candidates may seek appointment for a full 3-year term. Please contact Patti Burns,, or 307-777-5647 if you have questions.

The deadline for submitting applications is July 14, 2010.