The Board of Osage County Commissioners met Monday morning at the courthouse in Pawhuska and Kelly Bland, the Executive Director of the Tourism Oversite Committee, was on hand to give a report on how well things have been going in the county.
A month ago, Bland had just finished making a trip to the Wichita Tourism Conference where she got to interact with several different women from across the midwest. Bland did something similar this past weekend in Rogers Arkansas.
Bland added that Osage County will be very fortunate to hold the first annual Roy Clark Memorial Rodeo during the last weekend of April. It will take place at the Osage County Fairgrounds and benefit the American Therapeutic Riding Association.
Bland recently went to a state tourism meeting in Oklahoma City that Lieutenant Gov. Matt Pinnell was at. Pinnell said he is looking at making a fishing trail across the state. Bland says that would benefit Osage County greatly.
The County Commissioners approved various funding requests to assist in tourism across the county including $6,000 to help promote Cavalcade and $2,250 to help better advertise the Tallgrass Music Festival in Skiatook.