Meeting Notice

Nebraska Tourism Commission Videoconference Meeting

January 24, 2024, at 1:00 pm CST at the following location:

Nebraska Tourism Commission

Nebraska State Office Building

301 Centennial Mall South, 1st Floor

Lincoln, NE 68509


Calamus Outfitters, 83721 Valleyview Ave Burwell, NE 68823

Mac’s Creek Winery & Brewery

43315 County Rd 757, Lexington, NE 68850


Gering Civic Center

1050 M Street, Gering NE 6934


Chairman of the Meeting:  Commissioner Robert Sabin, Chair

  1. Welcome and Approval of Agenda *
  2. Public Comment Period for items listed on the Agenda
  3. Approval of October 17, 2023 Meeting Minutes *
  4. Financial Update and Finance Committee Report – Commissioner Stavas
    1. Budget Status Review 
      1. ​​​​​​​Waive Board Cushion for this Fiscal*
    2. Lodging Tax Performance
  5. Director’s Report and NTC Project Updates – John Ricks and NTC staff
    1. Advertising Effectiveness Study Report – Paul Soldera/Jennifer Simmons
    2. FY2023-2024 Grant Program Awards *
  6. Commission Committee Reports
    1. Legislative Committee – Commissioner Lehl
    2. Marketing Committee - Commissioner Chapo
      1. Huddle Group Scout Program *
  7. Commission Chair Report - Commissioner Sabin
  1. Director Performance Review *
  2. Approval of 2024 Goals
  1. New Business
    1. Upcoming meetings:
      1. Secure dates for 2024 schedule *
        1. Hosting Locations for August & October
    2. February Unity Summit Report – Shirley W
    3. Election of Executive Committee Officers *
      1. Commission Chair
      2. Vice Chair, Past Commission Chair, Treasurer, At-Large

9.    Adjourn*

*Denotes Action Item

Open Meetings Law of the State of Nebraska will be available in the meeting room. Proposed agenda, posted January 22, 2024, kept current and available for inspection on the Commission’s website,  Items of an emergency nature may be added to the agenda by the Commission at the meeting.  The Commission reserves the right to enter into closed session, should a closed session be necessary.