Travel and Tourism Board

The town and county have appointed three people to the Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board, as well as one other joint volunteer board, and three county boards.

After a flurry of interviews in the past few weeks, vacancies on three county and two joint town and county volunteer boards have been filled.

The majority of appointments were made by the Teton County Board of County Commissioners, which named people to three county boards: the Teton County Library Board, the Historic Preservation Board and the Teton County Fair Board.

Though there were two positions open on the Fair Board, only Marybeth Hansen, an incumbent, was appointed. The other person who applied for that position pulled out of the running. That board has recently had nine members, Board of County Commissioners Chair Natalia D. Macker said, but it has at times had seven. With Hansen, that board is at eight.

“There are not immediate plans to appoint that ninth seat for now,” Macker said.

Commissioners also appointed three people — Peter Stalker, Nina Lenz and Dail Barbour — to the Library Board, though only two openings were advertised. The additional appointee was necessary, Macker said, after former board member Ari Goldstein resigned from the board to take over as the library’s interim director.

Commissioners appointed Michael Stern, Andrew Salter and Mackenzie King to the Historic Preservation Board.

The county also partnered with the Jackson Town Council to make appointments to two joint boards: the Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board and Energy Conservation Works.

Three incumbents — Cory Carlson, Crista Valentino and Willi Brooks — will return to their seats on the Travel and Tourism Board.

Dan Butcher, Elaine Walsh Carney and Katy Hollbacher will serve on the Energy Conservation Works board.

All 13 appointees will serve three-year terms. Board roles and responsibilities differ.

The Fair Board, for example, is an advisory board, meaning recommendations that it makes as its members help get the Teton County Fair off the ground every year are nonbinding. The Library Board, by contrast, is a governing board that oversees the Teton County Library’s affairs and controls its purse strings.

Contact Billy Arnold at 732-7063 or

Teton County Reporter

Billy Arnold has covered government and policy since January 2020, sitting through hours of Teton County meetings so readers don't have to. He moonlights as a ski reporter, helps with pandemic coverage and sneaks away to climb when he can.

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