Goshen County Lodging Tax Board

The purposes of the Goshen County Tourism Promotion Joint Powers Board shall be: To provide promotion of travel and tourism to and within Goshen County. To facilitate effective development marketing programs, to enhance/improve overnight and destination tourism.

The Goshen County Tourism Promotion Joint Powers Board, also known as the Goshen County Lodging Tax Board, is charged with promoting local travel and tourism. The lodging tax board implements the proposition approved by the voters of Goshen County to impose a county sales and use tax on lodging services for travel and tourism promotion.

The lodging tax board is comprised of 9 members. One member is a representative from the Wyoming Travel & Industry Coalition, Goshen County appoints three members and each municipality appoints one member.

Board of Directors


Executive Team
Chair - Sarah Chaires (Torrington)  

Vice-Chair - Marisa Johnson (LaGrange)

Treasurer - Jennifer Lanier (Fort Laramie)

Secretary - Sarita Hansen (Yoder)


Board Members
Dan Ellis (Lingle)

Geri Zeimens (Goshen County)

Gary Olson (Goshen County)

Vacant Seat-To be filled by County Commissioners 


Wyoming Travel & Industry Coalition

Christine Hill



Tourism Sponsorship Program


Entities eligible to apply for grants must have the capability of attracting visitors to Goshen County and must have projects that will promote tourism within Goshen County.



The grant program's goals are to attract more visitors to Goshen County, provide meaningful visitor resident interaction and positive benefits, support events that offer local, regional, and national public relations value, encourage collaboration between event producers, and promote self-sufficiency of the event.

How the Grant Program Works

The applicant will submit a completed application and provide cost estimates. Applicants have the option to present their project(s) to the Grant Committee. The Grant Program will reimburse funds based on the submittal of paid receipts and a Final Report of the project within sixty days of event completion. All invoices must be marked paid.

Application Deadline

Applications will be reviewed and awards are made at the next Lodging Tax Board Meeting. Applications and supporting materials must be received (not postmarked) by the grant consultant by noon on the following due dates:


First Tuesday of the month January, April, July, and October.

Applications can be emailed, mailed (mail early to meet the deadline), or hand-delivered to:

Go Goshen Visitor Center

2042 Main Street

Torrington, WY 82240

Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by appointment. For questions or more information, please contact Sandy Hoehn, Community Development Director: 307-532-3879 or email at sandy@goshenwyo.com