About the Okoboji Tourism Committee

The Okoboji Tourism Committee is a committee of the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. Our mission is to responsibly promote the Iowa Great Lakes Area to potential and returning visitors. Through destination marketing, our work attracts visitors, improves the economy, and creates jobs throughout the Iowa Great Lakes Area. We accomplish this through regional and national marketing, public relations, advocacy, and being a friendly point of contact for our visitors. We are able to provide these services to our community, local businesses, and visitors through the financial support of shared hotel motel tax from the following municipalities: Arnolds Park, Dickinson County, Milford, Okoboji, and Spirit Lake.  With a staff of 2 directed by a 16-member committee, our team excels at what we do.


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Okoboji Tourism Staff:
Rebecca Peters, Tourism Director
Lauren Johnson, Tourism & Communications Coordinator

Okoboji Tourism Committee, Lodging:
Misty Katzfey, Co-Chair
Bridget Johnson
Rachel Fandel
Mike May
Nikki Miner
Heather Ellis
Mike Hoeppner
Jon Larson

Okoboji Tourism Committee, Non-Lodging:
Matt Lange, Co-Chair
Matt Schmeling
Mark Richter
John Adams, Jr.
Randy Rohlfsen
Joe Newlin
Jon Pausley
Andy Lux

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Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Staff:
Blain Andera, CEO
Kiley Zankowski, Director of Marketing & Events
Morgan Strauss, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Board:
Andy Lux, Chair
Nate McCormick, Vice-Chair
Cindy Mart, Treasurer
Nick Stauss, Past Chair
Jordan Butler
Rachel Fandel
Brent Harris
Jed Jensen
Angela Olsen
Mark Richter
Marie Stricker
Steve Williams