Michigan Travel Commission

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.
 

View past meeting minutes here.

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.

 

Travel Commission Board Members

Stephen Kircher, Chair
First Term (8/20/13 - 8/20/17)
Second Term [8/20/17 - 8/20/21]
Bill Parlberg, Vice Chair
First Term (8/20/13 - 8/20/17)
Second Term [8/20/17 - 8/20/21]
Charles Burns, Board Member
First Term (8/20/15 - 8/20/18)
Second Term [8/20/18 - 8/20/22]
Mike Busley, Board Member
First Term (8/10/11 - 8/20/15)
Second Term [8/20/15 - 8/20/19]
Camille Jourden-Mark, Board Member
First Term (8/20/13 - 8/20/17)
Second Term [8/20/17 - 8/20/21]
Sally Laukitis, Board Member
First Term (2/27/12 - 8/20/14)
Second Term [8/20/14 - 8/20/22]
John Madigan, Board Member
First Term (8/21/14 - 8/20/18)
Second Term [8/20/18 - 8/20/22]
Jon Nunn, Board Member
First Term (8/10/11 - 8/20/15)
Second Term [8/20/15 - 8/20/19]
Barry Owens, Board Member
First Term (6/23/17 - 8/20/19)
Julie Sprenger, Board Member
First Term (8/20/12 - 8/20/16)
Second Term [8/20/16 - 8/20/20]
Jerry Toney, Board Member
First Term (8/20/12 - 8/20/16)
Second Term [8/20/16 - 8/20/20]
Jennifer Zieger, Board Member
First 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: 517.241.6705
Email: [email protected]

 
If you are interested in serving on the Michigan Travel Commission, please complete the electronic application.