Perry County Heritage Tourism was established in 2021 to help promote these elements of the county while also working to educate and provide guidance on local attractions, cultural events and more. Perry County voters approved a transient guest, or hotel tax, in 2019 to financially support the efforts of the Perry County Heritage Tourism department that operates under the direction of the Perry County Heritage Tourism Commission.
The Perry County Heritage Tourism Commission is made up of five members including representatives from the Perry County Commission, the City of Perryville, a representative from the lodging industry and two who are active in the tourism industry. Members serve three year terms, and may serve no more than two consecutive terms. Appointments are made in December of each year.
An annual meeting of the Tourism Commission is held on the third Thursday in October at 4 pm at the Catalyst Center at 508 N Main St. Perryville MO.
CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE PERRY COUNTY HERITGAGE TOURISM COMMISSION:
Director Trish Erzfeld
Keith Hoehn, Perry County Commission (expires 2023)
If you have any questions or are interested in serving on the Perry County Heritage Tourism Commission, please contact the Perry County Clerk at 573-547-4242, or email at email@example.com. Submit a letter of interest, along with a Board, Commission or Committee Application Form to the Perry County Commission one month prior to the month of selection in order to be considered for a position. Should mid-term resignations occur, the Commission will inform the community and request individuals put their interest in serving in writing. Letters of interest and applications can be mailed to the Perry County Commission at 321 N Main St., Suite 2, Perryville MO 63775, or delivered in person to the Perry County Clerk's office located at the same address as listed on the first floor of the Perry County Administration Building.