2023 Tourism Committee
Heather Evans, Clinton Community College
Melissa Eversmeyer, LyondellBasell
Jennifer Graf, Retired
Melanie Kalyan, PHR, Krumpets Bakery
Matthew Parbs, Grow Clinton - Ex-Officio
Lou Ray, Deja Vu Furniture and Accessories
Andy Sokolovich, Grow Clinton - Ex-Officio
Anne West, Citizens First Bank
Kris Wiersema, Citizens First Bank
Abby Sandoval, Gateway Realty Group
Paula Steward, Alliant Energy
Karen Friis, Office Coordinator
Lesley Webster, Director of Placemaking & Tourism
Areas of Focus
Marketing & Special Interest Committee
Identifies enthusiast/ sports/ interest groups for marketing campaigns.
Plans and executes special marketing efforts.
Develops custom content for marketing.
Community Outreach & Events Committee
Supports and promotes local events.
Recruits new volunteers for local events and CVB committee involvement.
Engages volunteers based on interests and time available.
Legislative & Grant Funding Taskforce
Responds to legislative issues that promote and fund the tourism industry.
Identifies grants and other revenue streams from which Clinton can benefit.
Coordinates CVB website and the Clinton page on the Travel Iowa website.
Works with marketing committee to create a strategy for Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and other online outlets and social media.
Wayfinding & Community Maps Committee
Creates local signage and maps.
Works with the City of Clinton (Shared Use Trail Committee) to coordinate with trails, traffic, signage, and other related issues.