In November 2006, County voters passed a lodging and tourism tax to promote Huerfano County as a destination. The Huerfano County Tourism Board independently manages those funds and promotes the County as Spanish Peaks Country.

Meeting Schedule

The Tourism Board meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 3PM.


The Tourism Board has at least three and at most seven members. Members must generally be a part of the local lodging industry or have extensive experience in the tourism industry.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Huerfano County Tourism Board is to enhance the quality of life for residents by bringing visitors to our county, having a positive impact on our economy while preserving our environment and culture.

Current Members

NameAppointedTerm Ends
Lynette JensenDecember 21, 2021December 31, 2025
Sarah JardisDecember 29, 2020December 31, 2025
Stephanie ThomsenDecember 21, 2021December 31, 2024
Kerri PowersJanuary 11, 2022December 31, 2022
Jacky ChristianFebruary 15, 2022December 31, 2022
Samantha McCayFebruary 15, 2022December 31, 2022
Bob KennemerJuly 23, 2019December 31, 2021

Duties, Responsibilities, and Authority

The Tourism Board is responsible for marketing Huerfano County as a tourism destination.

The Tourism Board has the authority to:

  • Expend lodging tax funds
  • Adopt their own bylaws
  • Enter into contracts to carry out their destination marketing role.

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