Tourism, Office of; Connecticut Tourism Council

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Statutory Authority

Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 32-300

Agency History

1979, Public Act 77-614

Department of Economic Development established; from 1979-1992, an office within the department focused on tourism, using several different names over the years: Governors Vacation Travel Council; Governors Tourism Council; Tourism Division; Marketing Services; Marketing Division; and Marketing and Tourism Division.

1992, July 1, Public Act 92-184

Office of Tourism is established within the Department of Economic Development;   Connecticut Tourism Council is also established within the Department of Economic Development for administrative purposes only, to provide oversight of the Office of Tourism

1995, October 1, Public Act 95-250

Department of Economic and Community Development established as successor to Department of Economic Development; new agency retains all functions of the Office of Tourism

2003, Public Act 03-6 (June Special Session)

Office of Tourism and Connecticut Tourism Council merge with other agencies to form the Connecticut Commission on Arts, Tourism, Culture, History, and Film

2004, May 12, Public Act 04-2 (May Special Session)

Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism established as successor to Connecticut Commission on Arts, Tourism, Culture, History, and Film; new agency retains all functions of the Office of Tourism

Published Histories/Articles

Not available

Agency Documents

Check the State Library catalog for availability of publications by the agency:

Annual Reports are located in:

[CSL Call Number ConnDoc Ec55tou rep]

Digest of Administrative Reports to the Governor, under the Tourism or Marketing sections of the Dept. of Economic Development or the Dept. of Economic and Community Development. [CSL Call Number ConnDoc F40 d]

State Archives Record Group : RG 22 (Department of Economic and Community Development)

List of Chairmen

Names Years of Service

Governors Vacation Travel Council

 
Richard Combs 1980-1983
Carl A. Candels 1984-1985
Walter Schoenknecht 1986-1987

Governors Tourism Council

 
William M. Kuehn 1988
William C. North 1989
Geraldine Munroe 1990
Allan Beavers 1991-1992

Connecticut Tourism Council

 
Joseph J. McGee 1993-1994
Arthur H. Diedrick 1995
Peter N. Ellef 1996-1997
James F. Abromaitis 1998-2003