Tourism & Visitors Bureau


  • 8 a.m.
  • 4th Friday of every month


  • Vacancy
  • Bob Sandeen
  • Jon Smithers 
  • Teresa Saum
  • Shanon Nowell - Council Liaison 

  • Keri Johnson - Council Liaison 
  • Sandi Miller
  • Erin Schwab
  • Keith Keogh 

About the Tourism & Visitors Bureau

The Tourism and Visitors Bureau was created when the City’s lodging tax was implemented. Ninety-five % (95%) of the proceeds obtained from the collection of lodging taxes must be used to fund a local convention or tourism bureau for the purpose of marketing and promoting the City as a tourist or convention center.

The Tourism and Visitors Bureau meets on the fourth Friday of each month at 8 am There are nine members on this board. Members serve three year terms. Regular meeting dates are subject to change due to holidays, special circumstances, and/or elections. If unsure about a meeting date or time, or to receive information on the location of the monthly meetings, please contact the Chamber of Commerce at 507-934-3400 or by emailing the Chamber of Commerce.

Members & Appointment

City Council advisory board and commission members are recommended by the Mayor and appointed by the City Council. Vacancies occur most frequently at the end of the year, however vacancies do occur throughout the year as well. If you are interested in being considered for appointment to this or any other advisory board or commission, please contact the City Administrator’s Office at 507-934-0663 or email the City Administrator for an application card. Members must live within the corporate limits of the City of Saint Peter.