Sheridan County Joint Powers Board

Sheridan County Travel & Tourism is funded by the 4% Lodging Tax collected by Sheridan County hotels, motels, B&Bs, cottages, and RV parks. The Lodging Tax was initially approved by voters in 1992 and has been approved every four years since.
Sheridan County Travel & Tourism efficiently leverages Lodging Tax funds to unify, inspire, and lead the local travel industry in marketing Sheridan County, Wyoming as a year-round, individual, meeting, incentive and group destination to both domestic and international markets, in a manner that is consistent with Sheridan’s community values.
This tax is not paid by hotel, resort, RV, guest ranch, camp site or motel owners. This tax is not paid by local residents. It is paid only by visitors staying in overnight accommodations.

Board Meetings

The Sheridan County Travel & Tourism Board of Commissioners typically meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 11:00am, at the Sheridan Visitor and Information Center.

Board Meeting Agendas

December 12, 2019
January 23, 2020
February 20, 2020
March 26, 2020
April 23, 2020
May 21, 2020
June 18, 2020
July 16, 2020
August 20, 2020
September 24, 2020
October 15, 2020
December 10, 2020
January 21, 2021
February 18, 2021
March 18, 2021
April 22, 2021
May 27, 2021
June 17, 2021
July 22, 2021
September 2, 2021
October 22, 2021
November 2021
December 16, 2021
January 2022
February 17, 2022
March 2022
April 28, 2022
May 2022
June 23, 2022
July 2022
August 25, 2022
September 2022
October 27, 2022
November 2022
December 13, 2022
January 2023
February 14, 2023
March 2023
April 2023
May 16, 2023
June 2023
July 18, 2023
August 29, 2023
September 2023
October 24, 2023
November 2023
December 19, 2023
January 23, 2024

Board Meeting Minutes

To review board meeting minutes from any of our past meetings, please send a note to with your request.

Board Members

The Board consists of nine members, all of whom are qualified electors involved in the travel and tourism industry.

Melissa Butcher, Secretary + Treasurer
Lazy R Campground and Innominate Bakery
Town of Ranchester

Elaine Stephens
Dayton Mercantile
Town of Dayton

Anna Switzer
Clear Creek Stop
Town of Clearmont

Tariq Khan 
Redstaff Investments
City of Sheridan

Zane Garstad, Vice President
Sheridan WYO Rodeo
City of Sheridan

PJ Treide, President
Bighorn Design
City of Sheridan

Jim Schellinger
Sheridan Media
Sheridan County

Tod Windsor
The Brinton Museum
Sheridan County

Karen Schumacher
Best Western Sheridan Center
City of Sheridan

Press Room

Read the latest news from Sheridan County Travel & Tourism.

True West “Top 10 True Western Towns”
SkyWest Airlines Brings United Express Jet Service to Sheridan this Winter

Industry Impacts

Industry Updates 

Local Sheridan County Travel & Tourism updates provided monthly by Executive Director, Shawn Parker.

January 2022
February 2022
March 2022
April 2022
May 2022
June 2022
July 2022
August 2022
September 2022
October 2022
November 2022
February 2023
March 2023
April 2023
May 2023
June 2023
July 2023
August 2023
September 2023
November 2023
December 2023

Partner Opportunities

Our efforts are focused on marketing and promoting the entire community of Sheridan County, and there are often opportunities to tell stories about specific events and attractions.

Consider just a few of the following tips when planning to market an event, attraction, or activity:

  • Up-to-date listing on
  • Schedule regular social media posts
  • Include your event material in our regular newsletter
  • Inclusion in our itineraries, Visitor’s Guide, Wyoming Office of Tourism Official Traveler’s Guide listing, and other print, digital, radio, etc. ads where appropriate
  • Mentions in all of our marketing efforts with tour operators and travel agents when at trade shows and conventions
  • Mentions in regular updates to our contacts at various media publications

Sheridan County Travel and Tourism Grant Program

Are you planning a new event or expanding an event in Sheridan County? You may wish to explore the Sheridan County Travel & Tourism (SCTT) Grant Program. The SCTT Grant Program is designed to support organizations in hosting events that are intended to bring visitors to Sheridan County by providing financial assistance to enhance promotional efforts; special preference is given to multi-day, off-season events. Eligible “Matching Fund” and “Sponsorship” applications will be considered monthly. “Sporting Event” applications will be reviewed every March by the SCTT Board.

Sheridan County Travel & Tourism Grant Application and Guidelines
Sheridan County Travel & Tourism Grant Final Report

Lifestyle, Demographics and Culture

Click here for a brief overview of lifestyle, demographics and culture in Sheridan County. This report includes information on housing, workforce, education, cost of living, and more. It can be used as a tool by industry partners, as well as those looking to expand or open a business, or those looking to relocate to the Sheridan area.

SCT&T Team

Shawn Parker
Executive Director

Megan Ahrens
Head of Media

Salvatore Brown
Film Coordinator

Nancy Herdt
Visitor Center Staff

Piper Steinmetz
Caige McComb
Jenae Neeson
Burgess Junction Center Staff

Search & Book Accommodations

the Region


Tales & Trails


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