STE. GENEVIEVE — The tentative agenda for the Tuesday, Dec. 6 meeting of the Ste. Genevieve Tourism Advisory Council and Tourism Tax Commission has been released along with the minutes of the November 15 meeting.
The agenda includes interviews with candidates for the tourism director position.
It was reported in the minutes of the previous meeting held November 15 that five candidates were screened at the previous meeting held November 15.
The tentative agenda for Tuesday’s meeting:
Ste. Genevieve Tourism Advisory Council/
Tourism Tax Commission
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING – November 15, 2022
- Interview Tourism Candidate(s) (The tentative agenda for this meeting also includes an optional vote to close part of this meeting pursuant to Section 610.021 (3) Hiring, firing, promotion of personnel.)
The minutes of the previous meeting:
MINUTES OF THE STE. GENEVIEVE
TOURISM TAX COMMISSION AND
TOURISM ADVISORY COUNCIL
STE. GENEVIEVE CITY HALL
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
CALL TO ORDER: 5:30 p.m.
ROLL CALL: Present: Mike Fallert, Nichole French, Geoff Giglierano, Susan Johnson, Dena Kreitler
Absent: Lawrence Myers, Dee Patel, Brigette Bennett, Donna Rausch, Kelly Fallert, Kandye Sue Mahurin, Laura Oliver
Also in attendance: Happy Welch, David Woods, Mark Evans
APPROVAL OF AGENDA: 1st Nichole French, 2nd Geoff Giglierano, All Ayes.
Minutes: From October 18, 2022. 1st Dena Kreitler, 2nd Susan Johnson, All Ayes
Happy Welch passed out the financial reports for review. 1st Dena Kreitler, 2nd Geoff Giglierano, All Ayes
Tourism update – Happy Welch explained the Christmas Festival will be December 3rd and 4th with the parade starting at 11:00 a.m. The board then reviewed the new rack cards and results of marketing from Audacy. The board also reviewed the ad from the Columbia Missourian. Happy Welch explained that our Facebook is up 102% and Instagram is up 24%. Our website is averaging 200 visitors a day with Things to Do and Lodging being the most viewed pages. The Gravel Road Race is being scheduled in April for either the 3rd or 4th weekend. Happy Welch explained that we are not currently in Preservation Magazine. They have offered us a discount to come back with 4 ads for $2,000. They have 65,000 travel enewsletter readers and their Featured e-news goes out to 280,000 addresses.
Tourism Marketing Director Resumes – The Task Force has screened 5 candidates and is scheduling video interviews for November 28th & 29th. There was much discussion about the process going forward. It was decided to have the Task Force select two or three finalists for an interview to be done in front of the entire combined boards in a closed meeting as allowed under RSMo. §610.021 (3) Hiring, firing, disciplining or promoting of particular employees by a public governmental body when personal information about the employee is discussed or recorded. This meeting is scheduled for December 6th starting at 5:30 p.m.
Adjourn at 6:17 p.m. 1st Dena Kreitler, 2nd Nichole French, All Ayes.