Partners and roles
GET RURAL KANSAS PARTNERS
PARTNERS with the Kansas Sampler Foundation and Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism are:
Amazing 100 Miles
Flint Hills Tourism Coalition
North Central Kansas Tourism Region
Northeast Kansas Tourism Connections
Northwest Travel Council
Solomon Valley Highway 24 Heritage Alliance
South Central Kansas Tourism Region
Southeast Kansas Tourism Region
Wetlands & Wildlife Scenic Byway
Wild West Country
As communities graduate, they will check a box to show which partner they are associated with. If your organization features rural tourism and you're interested in being a partner, contact Marci at email@example.com.
- Make contact with every town under 2,500 in your region about the ERK.
- Help communicate the plan and improve the network.
- The regional groups should discuss a membership program or a way to include communities in their region.
- Offer additional training to supplement the classes to help your members know how to research,
write, and submit entries for the site.
ROLE OF COMMUNITIES
- Initiate involvement by notifying your regional organization or Kansas Sampler Foundation (firstname.lastname@example.org) of your interest.
- The main contact person must communicate through e-mail.
- Find one person to attend the class.
- Additional people may attend the classes.
- Carry through with class assignments -- it will help your town!
- Involve as many community members as possible.
- Have fun!
ROLE OF THE KANSAS SAMPLER FOUNDATION
- Provide leadership.
in contact with the advisory committee of Partners.
- Shape project in a visionary manner that supports rural community viability.
- Look for continued partnerships with the the state tourism office that would benefit all concerned parties and Kansas tourism in general.
- Be responsible for organizing and designing the classes to move this project forward successfully and in a timely and logistically responsive manner.
- Ultimately, in charge of the web site and other projects.
- Be accountable for the $50,000 and comply with reports to the state.
ROLE OF KANSAS WILDLIFE, PARKS & TOURISM
- Provide funding support of $50,000 for this rural tourism pilot project.
- Provide technical or program support as is appropriate.
- Be involved at certain times to educate rural communities about state programs.
- Claim the rural initiative as a valued pilot project of KWP&T, Travel and Tourism division.