Convention & Visitors Bureau Advisory Committee

Meetings: Meetings are to be held quarterly at noon at the Welcome Center, 2700 Vine Street. Following are the meeting dates for 2022:

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 
Thursday, October 13, 2022

The Hays Convention and Visitors Bureau Advisory Committee’s mission is to seek ways to further encourage and promote the development of tourism and conventions in the City of Hays.

Members

This Committee consists of eleven (11) voting members with 3-year terms including six members that are engaged in the hotel, motel, or tourist camp industry. In addition to the members of the Committee, the City Manager of the City of Hays, Kansas, and the Executive Director of the Hays Area Chamber of Commerce shall be ex officio members without the right to vote.

  • Rachel Unruh (Sternberg Museum) Expires January 10, 2025 (1st term)
  • (open position) (hotel rep)    
  • Natashia Cecil (Holiday Inn Express & Suites)
    Expires February 25, 2024 (1st term)
  • Angelica Southard (Hampton Inn)
    Expires February 25, 2024 (1st term)
  • Emmy VanDerWege (Fairfield by Marriott)
    Expires December 1, 2022 - (2nd term) 
  • Molly Gauger (At-Large Position)
    Expires February 25, 2024 - (2nd term)
  • Teegan Zachary (Quality Inn)
    Expires February 25, 2024 - (1st term)
  • Leigh Purdy (Hilton Garden Inn)
    Expires December 1, 2023 (3rd term - nonconsecutive)
  • Jeremy Gill (Hays Public Library)
    Expires January 10, 2025 (2nd term)
  • Stacey Smith (FHSU Tourism and Hospitality)
    Expires February 25, 2024 (5th term)
  • (Open Position) (Non-Hotel)
  • Chamber of Commerce Executive Director
    Ex Officio Member
  • City Manager
    Ex Officio Member