VISITOR IMPACT COMMISSION

 

6 APPOINTED MEMBERS WITH 2-YEAR STAGGERING TERMS

EXPIRING IN APRIL OF EVERY YEAR, EVERY OTHER YEAR

 

Duties of the Visitor Impact Commission include:

  • Study the impact of tourism on City infrastructure, services, and facilities, and investigate opportunities to offset those impacts by using Hotel Occupancy Tax revenues;

  • Review of current uses of Hotel Occupancy Taxes and the impact of those activities and expenditures on tourism in the City

  • Review of current tourist activity in the City and what events, venues, or facilities those tourists attend while visiting;

  • Review of Texas Tax Code Chapter 351 and allowable uses of Hotel Occupancy Taxes under the Tax Code

  • Review the City Convention Center expansion, including possible design options and potential funding mechanisms;

  • Make recommendations to the City Council about how to best utilize all hotel occupancy revenue to impact tourism.

Friona’s Visitor Impact Commission Members

Mayor Ricky White’s Appointment: Larry Rector

  • (appointed 04/10/2019)

Alderman Bruce Fleming’s Appointment: Stormi Choate

  • (appointed 04/10/2019)

Alderman Greg Lewellen’s Appointment: Chris Alexander

  • (appointed 04/10/2019)

Alderman Brent Loflin’s Appointment: Tracy Bunker

  • (appointed 04/10/2019))

Alderman Alan Monroe’s Appointment: Sergio Mendez

  • (appointed 04/10/2019)

Alderman Jeff Stower’s Appointment: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • (appointed 05/13/2019)