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Commission Members

The Hamilton County Visitor and Convention Commission (called the Tourism Commission) is a government-appointed 11-member oversight commission that ensures the innkeepers tax dollars collected in Hamilton County are used for the purpose stated in the county ordinance that allowed for the collection of the 5% lodging tax. Funds from that tax are appropriated through the Hamilton County Council. Hamilton County is organized under the Uniform Innkeepers Tax, and thus falls under Indiana Code 6-9-18. The Hamilton County Tourism Commission meets four times a year.

All meetings are open to the public.

2020 Meeting Schedule

Meeting Agendas: February 2020 | May 2020- Virtual |
Meeting Minutes: February

Todd Burtron, Westfield
Lisa Hanni, Arcadia *
Jamie Hopwood, Carmel
Andrea Huisden, Westfield *
David Lingafelter, Fishers
Tiffany Pascoe, Noblesville
Robyn Pauker, Carmel
Donna Prather, Vice President, Carmel
Chris Renner, Noblesville
Bill Smythe, Fishers *
Howard Stevenson, Fishers
Kelly Tabeling, Fishers
Brenda Tolson, Secretary/Treasurer, Carmel *
Perry Williams, President, Noblesville
Monique Wise, Carmel

* Indicates meets ordinance industry appointments requirements.


Board Members

The Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. Board of Directors consists of 13 tourism industry and related industry professionals who provide governance and oversight to the tourism office. Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. is under contract with the Hamilton County Visitor and Convention Commission to oversee the tourism operations for the county as a separate 501 (c) 6 not-for-profit organization. The Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. Board meets seven times a year.

All meetings are open to the public.

2020 Meeting Schedule

Meeting Agendas: February 2020 | March 2020 | May 2020 | June 2020

Meeting Minutes: February 2020 | March 2020 | April 2020

Jeffrey Brown
Vice Chairman
Schahet Hotels/Hampton Inn Carmel
Carmel, IN

Norman Burns
Conner Prairie
Fishers, IN

Jackie Dikos
Field Brewing
Westfield, IN

Bob DuBois
Noblesville Chamber of Commerce
Noblesville, IN

Angie Frazier
City of Westfield
Westfield, IN

Jeremy Geisendorff
Cambria Suites
Noblesville, IN

Toby MIles
Rail Restaurant & Bar
Westfield, IN

Gary Miller
Staybridge Suites – Fishers
Fishers, IN

Andrew Newport
Director at Large
Ruoff Music Center/Live Nation
Noblesville, IN

Jimia Smith
Pedcor Companies/Carmel City Center
Carmel, IN

Scott Spillman
Mudsock Youth Athletics
Fishers, IN

Mark Truett
Center for the Performing Arts/Palladium
Carmel, IN


Christine Altman

Rick McKinney
Hamilton County Council

HCT Staff Contact:

Brenda Myers
37 E. Main Street
Carmel, IN 46032
317.660.4034 direct