Meeting Notice 08/12/2021

Meeting Notice - Agenda
Nebraska Tourism Commission Meeting
August 12, 2021 at 4:00pm MST 

West Nebraska Arts Center
106 E 18th Street
Scottsbluff, NE

Chairman of the Meeting:  Commissioner Roger Jasnoch, Chair
1.    Welcome and Approval of Agenda *
2.    Community Engagement Presentation – Scottsbluff representative – Starr Lehl
3.    Public Comment Period for items listed on the Agenda 
4.    Approval of May 18, 2021 Meeting Minutes * 
5.    Director’s Report and NTC Project Updates – John Ricks and NTC staff
     a.    Sentiment Study Update – presentation by Jennifer Simmons
     b.    EDA Grant update
     c.    American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) update
     d.    Travel Conference Budget*
     e.    2021-2022 Grant Cycle Timeline*
           i.    Guidelines available October 18, 2021
          ii.    Deadline for applications December 10, 2021
         iii.    Announce grant awardees February 1, 2022
6.    Financial Update and Finance Committee Report – Commissioner Stavas
     a.    Lodging Tax Performance *
     b.    FY21-22 Budget
7.    New Business
     a.    Upcoming Meeting:
         Grand Island -- October 19th, 4pm-6pm
8.    Adjourn

*Denotes Action Item
Open Meetings Law of the State of Nebraska will be available in the meeting room. Proposed agenda posted August 10, 2021 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.