The eXplore Lawrence Governing Board was adopted by Resolution No. 7142 on September 15, 2015. The purpose of the Governing Boards is to provide operational, personnel, and financial oversight of the operations of the Convention and Visitors Bureau for the City of Lawrence.
The eXplore Lawrence Governing Board shall have seven (7) voting members, comprising the following positions: A representative employed by a full-service hotel within the city limits of Lawrence; a representative employed by a limited-service hotel within the city limits of Lawrence; a member of the elected body of the Lawrence City Commission; a representative from the cultural industry in Lawrence; a representative of a local university or educational institution; a representative of the sports and/or recreational industry in Lawrence; and a representative from the service/event management industry in Lawrence.
For the purposes of membership, the hotelier representation will be defined as:
Full-service hotels are generally mid-price, upscale or luxury hotels with a restaurant, lounge facilities and meeting space as well as minimum service levels often including bell service and room service. These hotels report food-and-beverage revenue as well as exclusive meeting space for conferences/conventions.
A limited-service hotel (also known as select-service or focused-service hotels), are generally rooms-only operations, (i.e., without food-and-beverage service) and may operate a business center for customers with a small meeting space.
eXplore Lawrence Governing Board Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Building, 200 W. 9th Street.
Meeting agendas and minutes are available online at www.explorelawrence.com/board/.
- Mike LoganService/Event Management Industry Rep (Initial Term)
- 11/17/2015 to 12/31/2018
- Steve HortonFull Service Hotel Rep (Filling unexpired term)
- 01/09/2017 to 12/31/2018
- Charlie PersingerLocal University/Educational Institute Rep (Second Term)
- 12/12/2017 to 12/31/2020