Advocacy Partners

Governor’s Council on Travel and Tourism
The Kansas Council on Travel and Tourism promotes the development of new tourist attractions in Kansas and the expansion of existing tourist attractions. The council also helps the Kansas Department of Commerce promote Kansas’ attractions and improve the travel industry within the state.

Kansas Bed & Breakfast Association
Founded in 1990 and has more than 122 members located throughout the state of Kansas.

Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (CAIC)
Focused on the creative industries sector of the Kansas economy. The Commission is dedicated to measuring, promoting, supporting and expanding the creative industries to grow the state’s economy and create creative industry-related jobs.

Kansas Humanities Council
Connects communities with history, traditions, and ideas to strengthen civic life. Since 1972, KHC has been a partner and advocate for the cultural life of the state.

Kansas Restaurant & Hospitality Association
An organization whose volunteer membership represents Kansas’ restaurants, hotels, motels, country clubs, private clubs, and related businesses.

Kansas Sampler Foundation
Mission is to preserve, sustain, and grow rural culture by educating Kansans about Kansas and by networking and supporting rural communities. The cause is to keep every town viable that shows the will and spirit to help itself.

KS State Historical Society 
Established in 1875, the Historical Society is a state agency, which safeguards and shares the state’s history. We touch Kansans lives every day through our programs like the Kansas Museum of History.

KS Travel and Tourism
The mission of the Kansas Travel & Tourism Division is to promote and encourage the traveling public to visit and travel within Kansas and to generate and facilitate tourism and travel-related spending throughout the state by promoting recreational, historic, cultural and natural attractions.

State Fair Board – Members
The annual Kansas State Fair begins the Friday following Labor Day and lasts for 10 days at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas. The mission of the Fair is to promote and showcase Kansas agriculture, industry and culture, to create opportunity for commercial activity, and to provide an educational and entertaining experience that is the pride of all Kansans.