Travel Council


  • 10:00 AM
  • Third Thursday of every month
  • Yellowstone Regional Airport


The Park County Travel Council is comprised of ten members: two appointed by the City of Cody Governing Body, two appointed by the Park County Commissioners, one appointed by the Park County Governing Body, one appointed by the Wyoming Business Council, one from Yellowstone National Park, and one County at-large member. Members server three-year terms.

Current Members and Terms

Name Term Began Term Ends
Mike Darby (Chairman) March 2023 March 2026
John Parsons (Vice Chairman) March 2021 March 2024
John Wetzel (Treasurer) March 2021 March 2024
Emily Swett (Secretary) March 2022 March 2025
Quintin Blair March 2023 March 2026
Jill Hartmann March 2023 March 2026
Rick Hoeninghausen March 2020 March 2023
Christine Merz-Gleasson March 2022 March 2025
Sandy Newsome March 2021 March 2024
Ruffin Prevost March 2022 March 2025


The Council is responsible for overseeing a budget and administering the 4% lodging tax for Park County. In addition, they coordinate regional and national advertising campaigns in Park County as efforts to attract visitors. For more information, please contact Executive Director Ryan Hauck at (307) 587-8589.