Tourism Commission


  • Summer and Again in the Fall if Necessary
  • Once or twice a Year

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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  • Yesberg, Melody
  • Fischer, Rick
  • Gerstner, Rhonda
  • Parsons, Pat
  • Cage, Mike


The Festus Tourism Commission is made up of 5 volunteer members - of the(5) members, one (1) member will be a representative of the hotel and motel industry; two (2) members shall be active in the tourism industry; and two (2) members will be members of local general business interests in the City or County. They are responsible for the disbursement of  revenue generated by the 5% Tourism Tax approved by Festus voters in 2012. Notices of the meetings are published in The Leader and on the website. City staff is responsible for the financial distribution and oversight of the sponsorship or grant use.