01/06/17

Gov. Ricketts appoints Nebraska Tourism Commissioners

FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Jenn Gjerde at 402-471-3768, or jenn.gjerde@nebraska.gov
Angela White at 402-471-7755, or angela.white@nebraska.gov

Gov. Ricketts appoints Nebraska Tourism Commissioners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LINCOLN, Neb. (January 6, 2017)— The Nebraska Tourism Commission is starting off the New Year with board member reappointments and one new Commissioner who’s familiar to the role. On January 3 Gov. Ricketts named Mitch Glidden the new Commission representative from the Nebraska Hotel and Motel Association.

Glidden replaces Jeff Boeka, who did not reapply. Glidden previously served on the Commission from 2012-2014. He and his wife, Patty, are the owners and operators of The Sandhills Motel and Glidden Canoe Rental in Mullen.

The Glidden’s business not only offers lodging but also bird watching opportunities and summer and winter river adventures. Glidden has served on numerous boards and volunteers for many organizations including Hooker County Visitors Committee, Sandhills RC & D, Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway, Mullen Commercial Club, Western Nebraska Tourism Coalition, Nebraska Travel Association, Hooker County Fair Board and the Sandhills Sharptail Shootout.

Carol Schlegel (representative from the Nebraska Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus), Tony Moody (representative from a business that derives a majority of its revenue from out-of-state visitors), Roger Dixon (representative who resides in eastern Nebraska and is employed by a business that derives a majority of its revenue from out-of-state visitors) and Roger Kuhn (representative from Nebraska Game & Parks Commission) were all reappointed. The other four commissioners were not up for reappointment. More about the commission’s makeup can be found at http://visitnebraska.com/media/commission/.

These appointments are effective immediately. The next Commission meeting is scheduled for January 12, the agenda can be view at http://visitnebraska.com/media/commission/2016-12-29-00-00-00-utc-meeting-notice.

     

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The mission of the Nebraska Tourism Commission is to expand Nebraska’s dynamic and diverse travel industry making it more viable by creating awareness, attracting increased visitors which results in greater tourism revenue and economic gain throughout the state. To learn more, go to VisitNebraska.com.

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