The Hamilton County Visitor and Convention Commission (called the Tourism Commission) is a governmentally 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.
Chris Renner, Noblesville
Lisa Hanni, Arcadia, Purdue Extension Hamilton County Hamilton County 4-H Grounds *
Andrea Huisden, Westfield *
Donna Prather, Vice President, Carmel
John Wechsler, Fishers
Paul O’Connor, President, Carmel, The Renaissance Hotel *
Brenda Tolson, Secretary, Carmel *
Robyn Pauker, Carmel
Perry Williams, Noblesville
Bill Smythe, Westfield
* Indicates meets ordinance industry appointments requirements.