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Tourism Commission
The Tourism Commission is an advisory body appointed by the City Council whose primary purpose is to attract, retain, and facilitate tourism in Sealy, thereby helping the city realize the beneficial economic, social, and community impact of tourism. The Tourism Commission shall:


  • Establish goals and priorities for the Tourism Commission,
  • Advise the City Council on matters related to past, current, and future tourism events in the City of Sealy,

  • Increase visitation to the Sealy area by assisting and facilitating the showcasing of the depth, diversity, and accessibility of Sealy's tourism offerings,

  • Encourage and stimulate marketing partnerships and collaboration that will be beneficial to the partners and be consistent and supportive of the overall tourism enhancement efforts,

  • Stimulate new tourism marketing efforts through the encouragement and facilitation of tourism partnerships which will extend and complement the marketing campaign,

  • Assist and facilitate the gaining of recognition and support for tourism efforts,

  • Advise, support, and collaborate with organizations within the community to attract tourism to the City of Sealy, and

  • Represent the City of Sealy at approved tourism conferences and meetings that increase the potential for tourism coming to Sealy.

The current members of the Tourism Commission are:

  Name   Term
 Peggy Spradley  2016-2017
 VACANT  2016-2017
 VACANT  2016-2017
 Karen Lassiter-Fuller  2017-2018*
 Jill Escobar  2017-2018*
 Allen Kaminski  2016-2019
 Martha Garcia  2016-2019

* - These are appointments to the incomplete terms of 2016-2018.


Non-voting ex officio members:
  • Dayl Cooksey, Secretary
  • Steven W. Kutra, Treasurer
  • Kim Meloneck, Executive Director, Sealy Economic Development Corporation
  • Toni Franklin, Main Street Director
  • Sealy Chamber of Commerce representative
  • Sealy Downtown Association representative
Regular meetings of the Tourism Commission are conducted as follows:

Date: Currently subject to call
Time: 6:00 P.M.
Place: City Hall Council Chambers, 415 Main Street, Sealy, Texas

Special meetings of the Tourism Commission may also be called by the Chairperson, by written request of a quorum of the voting members of the Tourism Commission, or by the City Council.

The public is welcome to attend all meetings of the Tourism Commission.
Individuals desiring appointment to the Tourism Commission are to complete an application of the City and submit it to the City Secretary no later than the deadline announced for each appointing cycle.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Voting members shall be registered to vote in the state of Texas.
  • A minimum of four (4) members shall reside within the city limits of the City of Sealy.
  • All members shall demonstrate an active interest in the promotion of tourism in the City of Sealy.
  • Voting members shall not be a member of the City Council of the City of Sealy or a full-time, part-time, or contract employee of the City of Sealy.

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