About The Division
Missouri Division of Tourism

Missouri Tourism Commission

In 1967, Missouri’s 74th General Assembly created the state’s Tourism Commission and the Division of Tourism to promote and lead the travel industry in Missouri.

The Missouri Tourism Commission elects a chair, meets at least four times in a calendar year at the call of the chair and determines all matters relating to policy and administration of tourism promotion. 

Travel is vital to the Show-Me State, contributing more than $12.6 billion in taxable sales in the 45 tourism-related NAICS codes and employing more than 300,000 people in FY20.

Commission meeting agendas and minutes from previous meetings are available by contacting Jadrien Bopp.

Members of the Missouri Tourism Commission:

  • Mr. Scott Hovis, Jefferson City, Chairman
  • Lt. Governor Michael Kehoe, Jefferson City, Vice-chair
  • Sen. Lincoln Hough, R-Springfield
  • Sen. John Rizzo, D-Independence
  • Rep. Richard Brown, D-Kansas City
  • Ms. Jennifer Blair Dowdney, Osage Beach
  • Mr. Joseph S. Passanise, Rogersville
  • Ms. Jeanette Prenger, Kansas City
  • Mr. Kurt Witzel, St. Louis


Upcoming Commission Meetings

March 8, 2021, 2:00 p.m. - Virtual - phone in information will be posted here closer to the meeting date.

June 14, 2021, 2:00 p.m. - Location TBD

October 14, 2021, 3:15 p.m. - Branson (in conjunction with the Governor's Conference on Tourism)

December 13, 2021, 2:00 p.m. - TBD