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 tourist attractions in Dawes County (see the 2019 schedule below). For more information about the DCTB call the Visitors Center at 308-432-3006.

2019 DCTB Meeting Locations

January – Thursday, January 3: Perk Up Java Shop (312 2nd Street, Crawford, NE)
February – Tuesday, February 5: Dawes County Building (342 Main Street, Chadron, NE)
March – Tuesday, March 5: Crawford City Hall (135 Elm St., Crawford, NE)
April – Tuesday April 2: Chadron Chamber and Visitors Center (706 W. 3rd Street, Chadron, NE)
May – Tuesday, May 7: Dawes County Building (342 Main Street, Chadron, NE)
June – Tuesday, June 4: Crawford City Hall (135 Elm St., Crawford, NE)
July – Tuesday, July 2: Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center (1000 Main Street, Chadron, NE)
August – Tuesday, August 6: Dawes County Building (342 Main Street, Chadron, NE)
September – Tuesday, September 3: Crawford City Hall (135 Elm St., Crawford, NE)
October – Tuesday, October 1: Chadron Chamber and Visitors Center (706 W. 3rd Street, Chadron, NE)
November – Tuesday, November 5: Dawes County Building (342 Main Street, Chadron, NE)
December – Tuesday, December 3: Crawford City Hall (135 Elm St., Crawford, NE)

 

 

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NORTHWEST NEBRASKA TOURISM DIRECTOR – Kristina Reeves

Reeves 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. Reeves is responsible for marketing and promotions for both counties.

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


DAWES COUNTY TRAVEL BOARD MEMBERS


 

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

CHAIRMAN – Alex Helmbrecht

Director of College Relations, Chadron State College

Term: Feb. 2016 – Feb. 2020


Robyn

VICE-CHAIRMAN – Robyn Baquet

Owner, Eagle’s Rest RV Park & Campground

Term: Jan. 2018 – Jan. 2020


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. 2018 – Jan. 2020


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AT-LARGE MEMBER – Drew Pope

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

Term: Oct. 2017 – June 2021

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COMMISSIONER MEMBER – Vic Rivera

Commissioner, Dawes County

Term: Aug. 2015 – Aug. 2019