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Downstate Illinois Tourism Board

Downstate Illinois Tourism Board

Agendas, Minutes, Member List

Each of our board members are hand-selected by the County Board Chairman to represent their county for Downstate Illinois. Members are required to attend at least 3 of our 4 quarterly board meetings as well as participate in decisions about the future of Discover Downstate Illinois.

2024 Board Meetings

2023 Board Meetings

2021 Board Meetings

2020 Board Meetings


Meet Our Board Members

Western Counties

City of Highland

  • Mallord Hubbard

Monroe County

  • Clyde Heller, Chairman of Personnel Committee
  • Jim Hill

Randolph County

  • Emily Lyons
  • Ronnie White, Chairperson

St. Clair County

  • Cathleen Lindauer, Vice Chairperson
  • John West

Central Counties

Bond County

  • Dennis Potthast
  • Bill Walker

Clinton County

  • Ann Schroeder
  • Sandy Timmermann

Fayette County

  • Rick Gottman
  • Doug Knebel

Marion County

  • Tabitha Meador
  • Ben Stratemeyer

Perry County

  • Carrie Gilliam
  • Judy Smid

Washington County

  • Dan Bronke
  • Marvin Steinkamp

Eastern Counties

City of Paris

  • Corby Dayton

Clark County

  • Bailey Tait, Secretary
  • Nora Swalls

Clay County

  • Amy Allen
  • Doug Spitzner

Crawford County

  • Lisa Schaefer
  • Sara Mehler

Cumberland County

  • Billie Chambers
  • Tania Craig

Edwards County

  • Debbie Fearn
  • Dennis Turpin, Deputy Treasurer

Hamilton County

  • Beth Sandusky
  • Dylan Bowling

Jasper County

  • Jane Casey
  • Donna Coad

Lawrence County

  • Tom Robinson
  • Paige Harvey

Richland County

  • Debi Phillips
  • Julia Eichhorst

Wabash County

  • Jim Pfeister
  • Brenda Bobbitt

Wayne County

  • Daryl Hargrave
  • Carrie Halbert

White County

  • Cindy Conley
  • (Open Seat)

Downstate Illinois Events

Downstate Illinois Events

Explore Our Event Calendar
Whether you’re looking for a festival, marathon or something family-friendly to bring the kids to, Downstate Illinois has something for everyone. The region hosts over 900 events each year, and we pride ourselves on providing the most accurate event information so that you don’t miss a thing.
Travel Ideas

Travel Ideas

Check Out Our Blog
From outdoor recreation and adventure to foodies and family fun, we have the trip ideas to plan the perfect vacation.
Road Trip Itineraries

Road Trip Itineraries

21 Counties made for Road Trips
Downstate Illinois was made for road trips! With the help of our road trip itineraries, you can discover all that our 21 counties have to offer — from family fun to outdoor adventures and shopping sprees. 
Check out our calendar of events!
2nd Annual George Portz Memorial Fiddle Contest and Bluegrass Show

2nd Annual George Portz Memorial Fiddle Contest and Bluegrass Show

April 27, 2024 @ 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Klucker Hall, Shiloh IL 62269 | Shiloh, IL
Yung Gravy at Castle Ridge

Yung Gravy at Castle Ridge

May 2, 2024 @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Castle Ridge | Centralia, IL
Derby Day Musical

Derby Day Musical

May 4, 2024 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Union United Methodist Church | Belleville, IL

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