Mission Statement: The Dawes County Travel Board promotes Northwest Nebraska and seeks to improve visitor experience while advising the Board of Commissioners in the administration of proceeds from tax revenue provided by the Nebraska Visitors Development Act.

The Dawes County Travel Board (DCTB) is comprised of seven members who volunteer their time to promote, encourage and attract visitors to the Dawes County and encourage the use of travel and tourism facilities within the county. The Dawes County Improvement and Promotion Funds are allocated by the board, which are to be used for visitor attractions and facilities improvement or promotion of area events.

The DCTB holds a public monthly meeting the first Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at various locations in Dawes County (see the 2020 schedule below). For more information about the DCTB call the Visitors Center at 308-432-3006.

2020 DCTB Meeting Locations

January – Tuesday, January 7: Chadron Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Bureau (706 W. 3rd St., Chadron)
February – Tuesday, February 4: Crawford City Hall (135 Elm St., Crawford)
March – Tuesday, March 3: Dawes County Building (342 Main St., Chadron)
April – Tuesday April 7: Museum of the Fur Trade (6321 Highway 20, Chadron)

*NOTE: The April 7 meeting has been changed to a videoconference meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the recommended public health guidelines regarding public gatherings. Members of the public or media who wish to participate in the videoconference can do so using the following information: 

Join Zoom Meeting: https://unl.zoom.us/j/711493045

Meeting ID: 711 493 045

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May – Tuesday, May 5: Crawford City Hall (135 Elm St., Crawford)

*NOTE: The May 5 meeting has been changed to a videoconference meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the directed health measures in effect until May 11. Members of the public or media who wish to participate in the videoconference can do so using the following information: 

Join Zoom Meeting: https://unl.zoom.us/j/711493045

Meeting ID: 711 493 045

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Meeting ID: 711 493 045

Find your local number: https://unl.zoom.us/u/adVCM2dxbo

June – Tuesday, June 2: Chadron Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Bureau (706 W. 3rd St., Chadron)
July – Tuesday, July 7: Dawes County Building (342 Main St., Chadron)
August – Tuesday, August 4: Crawford City Hall (135 Elm St., Crawford)
September – Tuesday, September 1: Trailside Museum (Fort Robinson State Park)
October – Tuesday, October 6: Crawford City Hall (135 Elm St., Crawford)
November – Tuesday, November 3: Chadron Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Bureau (706 W. 3rd St., Chadron)
December – Tuesday, December 1: Crawford City Hall (135 Elm St., Crawford, NE)

 

 

NORTHWEST NEBRASKA TOURISM DIRECTOR – Kerri Rempp

Rempp reports directly to the Dawes County Travel Board in an effort to promote Northwest Nebraska. In 2016, Dawes and Sioux Counties signed an agreement to promote Northwest Nebraska as a region, instead of two separate counties. Rempp is responsible for marketing and promotions in both counties.

Email: director@discovernwnebraska.com
Phone: 308-432-3006


DAWES COUNTY TRAVEL BOARD MEMBERS


 

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CHAIRMAN – Drew Pope

Associate Attorney at Crites, Shaffer, Connealy, Watson, Patras & Cullers, P.C.

Term: Oct. 2017 – June 2021

Robyn

VICE-CHAIRMAN – Robyn Baquet

Owner, Eagle’s Rest RV Park & Campground

Term: Jan. 2020 – Jan. 2024


George

TREASURER – George Ledbetter

Occupation

Term: Jan. 2018 – Jan. 2022


Carol

SECRETARY – Carol Foster

Owner/Operator of Schoolhouse Bed & Breakfast

Term: Jan. 2018 – Jan. 2022


Bev

AT LARGE MEMBER – Bev Dyer

Occupation

Term: Jan. 2020 – Jan. 2024


Alex Helmbrecht (Photo by Daniel Binkard/Chadron State College)

AT-LARGE MEMBER – Alex Helmbrecht

Director of College Relations, Chadron State College

Term: Feb. 2020 – Feb. 2024


Vic

COMMISSIONER MEMBER – Vic Rivera

Commissioner, Dawes County

Term: Jan. 2020 – Jan. 2021