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The Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) Grant Program, which will award up to $15 million in American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) Federal funding, is now accepting applications through September 29, 2021 at 2:00 pm CDT. Additional details are available on the Department of Administration (DOA) program website.

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Meetings & Conventions Committee

This non-statutory committee provides the specialized knowledge and tools necessary to advance strategic objectives within the important meetings and conventions sector, with a focus on market-related activities, collaboration and partnership. A subcommittee is responsible for reviewing applications and making funding recommendations for Meetings Mean Business (MMB) grants, which assist destinations as they bid for national or Midwest regional meetings and conventions.

Current Members:

  • A.J. Frels
  • Julia Hertel
  • Leslie Johnson
  • John Leinen
  • Kyra Popp
  • Pam Seidl
  • Linda Price Topp
  • Beth Ulatowski