Convention and Visitor Board

Convention and Visitor Board


  • Meetings the 3rd Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
  • City Hall
    101 N. Second Street
    Guthrie, OK 73044

Convention and Visitor Board meetings are governed by the State of Oklahoma Open Meeting Law.


  • Kailyn Swonger, Chairman
  • Kristen Dahlin, Vice Chairman
  • Josh Stratton
  • Mike Sikes
  • Robert Moses
  • Rebecca Pittman
  • Shaun Davis
  • Jeff Taylor, Ex-Officio
  • Jim Case, Ex-Officio


Agendas are available prior to meetings.
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Minutes are available following approval during next meeting
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The Convention and Visitor Board will oversee the activities of the Guthrie Convention and Visitor Bureau, which is established to promote general interest in and for the City of Guthrie, to improve conditions of all types of business in and around Guthrie by increasing visitors and tourism in Guthrie, and to promote Guthrie as a meeting place and overnight visitor destination.

The Convention and Visitor Bureau is responsible for the following:

  1. Gather information and ideas; conduct research; assist the contract service provider (if applicable) in advertising and promotional programs, travel to solicit conventions, trade shows, agricultural, educational and special events; assist in advising the City Council and the contract service provider (if applicable) in the promotion of the City's image so that Guthrie will be developed and maintained as a visitor's and tourism destination.
  2. Advise the contract service provider (if applicable) of the promotional, recreational, commercial, industrial and economic events in, around and for the benefit of the City of Guthrie and its residents.
  3. Encourage, promote and foster visitor and tourism conventions, conferences and tourism development in the City of Guthrie and assist the contract service provider (if applicable) in the solicitation of visitor attractions, events, tourism, conferences, conventions and meetings in the City of Guthrie.
  4. Submit to the City of Guthrie annually a recommended budget of operations for the forthcoming fiscal year; funds shall be subject to annual audit according to accepted governmental accounting principles.

Additional Information

For more information, please call (405) 282-2812.