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 is the tax that residents do not pay, visitors staying in Goshen County's Hotels, Motels, Bed & Breakfasts, and RV Parks pay this tax.
The Lodging Tax Board distributes funds to Goshen County events to promote travel and tourism to Goshen County and facilitates county-wide marketing programs. Through the Tourism Sponsorship Program, the board distributes funds to Goshen County events. These events will contribute to the distinctive character and vibrancy of our community. The Tourism Sponsorship Program helps eligible organizations or events that have the capability of attracting visitors to Goshen County through a grant that occurs quarterly.
The Board’s overall goal is to enhance overnight and destination tourism for Goshen County and support the local economy by enhancing the experience of visitors while educating them on ways to enjoy Goshen County and improving the quality of life for those who live and work here.
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
Chair - Sarah Chaires (Torrington)
Vice-Chair - Geri Zeimens (Goshen County)
Treasurer - Dan Ellis (Lingle)
Secretary - Sarita Hansen (Yoder)
Diane Humphrey (LaGrange)
Scott Prusia (Goshen County)
Julianna Rogers (Fort Laramie)
Stacy Stroud (Goshen County)
Wyoming Travel & Industry Coalition
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.
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 in the Homesteaders Museum
495 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: 307-532-5612 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org