Michigan Travel Commission

The Travel Commission was established to promote, maintain and develop the orderly growth of the Michigan travel industry.

The enabling act provides that the Michigan Travel Commission shall do all of the following:

(a) Assist the Michigan travel bureau with the development of a comprehensive long-range master plan 

(b) Annually assess the activities and accomplishments of the Michigan travel bureau, and convey each assessment in writing to the director of the department of commerce.

(c) Work to the maximum extent practicable with those private associations, nonprofit corporations, organizations, or other private entities which promote tourism in this state.

(d) Promulgate rules for the implementation of this act pursuant to Act No. 306 of the Public Acts of 1969, as amended, being sections 24.201 to 24.328 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.

(e) Conduct public hearings to obtain input concerning policy development from a broad cross section of travel interests. 

(f) Withhold expenditure of state funds otherwise authorized under this act if the Michigan travel bureau determines that the proposed expenditure is for an activity that does not conform with the goals of the master plan described in section 2c or does not benefit the travel industry in the state.

Public Act 106 of 1945, MCLA 2.102

Upcoming Meetings:

All meetings are open to the public. If you would like to address the commission at a meeting, please contact the commission's assistant to have your name appear on the agenda.

If you would like to host a Michigan Travel Commission meeting in your area, please contact the commission's assistant for details.





December 8, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Boyne Resorts
Boyne Falls, MI

1 Boyne Mountain Road
Boyne Falls, MI 49713



For further information, or to make arrangements
for special services needed to fully participate in these meetings,
please contact Amanda Munson or (517) 335-4590. 




Michigan Travel Commission Minutes


Michigan Travel Commission Members and Their Appointment Terms



Christian Overland, Chair
The Henry Ford - Dearborn, MI
1st Term (8/20/13-8/20/17)
2nd Term [8/20/17-8/20/21]


Stephen Kircher, Vice Chair
Boyne - Boyne Falls, MI
1st Term (8/20/13-8/20/17)
2nd Term [8/20/17-8/20/21]


Charles Burns
Novi, MI
1st Term (8/20/15-8/20/18)


Mike Busley
Grand Traverse Pie Company - Traverse City, MI
1st Term (8/10/13-8/20/17)
2nd Term [8/20/15-8/20/19]


Camille Jourden-Mark
Michigan’s Adventure - Muskegon, MI
1st Term (8/20/13-8/20/17)
2nd Term [8/20/17-8/20/21]


Sally Laukitis
Holland Area Convention & Visitors Bureau - Holland, MI
1st Term (2/27/12-8/20/14)
2nd Term [8/20/14-8/20/18]


John Madigan
Pictured Rocks Cruises - Munising, MI
1st Term (8/21/14-8/20/18) 


Jon Nunn
Grand Action - Grand Rapids, MI
1st Term (8/10/11-8/20/15)
2nd Term [8/20/15-8/20/19]


Barry Owens
Treetops Resort - Gaylord, MI
1st Term (6/23/17-8/20/19)


Bill Parlberg
Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth - Frankenmuth, MI
1st Term (8/20/13-8/20/17)
2nd Term [8/20/17-8/20/21]


Julie Sprenger
Laurium, MI
1st Term (8/20/12-8/20/16)
2nd Term [8/20/16-8/20/20]


Jerome Toney
Grand Hotel - Mackinac Island, MI
1st Term (8/20/12-8/20/16)
2nd Term [8/20/16-8/20/20]


Jennifer Zieger
Hotel Investment Services, Inc. - Troy, MI
1st Term (9/20/17 - 8/20/20)

Michigan Travel Commission Assistant
Amanda Munson
Office Assistant with Travel Michigan
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
300 N. Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48913
Office: 517.335.4590 
Email: [email protected]