Governor Sam Brownback announced today the formation of the Kansas River Development Committee earlier this afternoon at Kaw River State Park.
"The Kaw is a tremendous asset for Kansas," Governor Brownback says. "The designation of the river as a National Water Trail brings national attention to our state and will help steer Kansas residents and visitors to the region. We deeply appreciate our partnership with the National Park Service and their help with moving this effort forward."
For more information on the Kansas River Development watch Kansas First News at 6 p.m.
Current members of the committee include:
Abby Amick – Economic Development Director for Wabaunsee County
Laura Calwell – Kansas Riverkeeper, Friends of the Kaw
Robert L. Cole – Director, Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation
Beth Fager – Campaign Director, Great Overland Station Museum
Connie Hall – Executive Director, Geary County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Charmion Harris – Owner, Lake Adventures, Milford
Karen Hibbard – Vice President, Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau
Bridgette Jobe – Executive Director, Kansas City Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.
Eric Laws – President, Kansas Canoe and Kayak Association (KCKA)
Brian Leaders – Landscape Architect, National Park Service
Corey Mohn – Director of Statewide Programs, NetWork Kansas
Shalyn Murphy – Communications and Marketing Director, Visit Topeka
Greg Panichello – Kansas Small Business Development Center, Fort Hays State University
Christina Phelps – Visit Lawrence
Sara R. Ritter – Executive Director, De Soto Chamber of Commerce
Julie Roller – Development Associate, Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation,
Sue Stringer – Kansas Byways and Agritourism manager, KDWPT
Roger Wolfe – Committee Chair, Northeast Kansas Wildlife Supervisor, KDWPT