Park County Travel Council


  • 1:30 PM
  • Third Thursday of every month
  • Yellowstone Regional Airport


Members serve three-year terms. 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.

Current Members and Terms

Name Term Began Term Ends
Sandy Newsome (Chairman) February 2021 March 2024
Mike Darby (Vice Chairman) March 2020 March 2023
John Wetzel (Treasurer) March 2021 March 2024
Rick Hoeninghausen (Secretary) March 2020 March 2023
Emily Swett (Council Liaison) January 2021 March 2022
Ted Blair March 2020 March 2023
Dave Bonner March 2019 March 2022
John Parsons March 2021 March 2024
Ruffin Prevost March 2019 March 2022


The Council is responsible for overseeing a budget and administering the 4% Lodging Tax for Park County. In addition, they coordinate all of the National and Regional Advertising campaigns in Park County in an effort to entice people to travel here. For more information, please contact Executive Director Ryan Hauck at (307) 587-8589.