Event Organizers Helping to Keep Buffalo on Map

Event organizers are keeping Buffalo fixed in the public eye, with the ultimate goal of drawing people locally as well as from around the country and the world.

Claudia Todd gave updates to the Buffalo City Council on the Bomber Mountain Civic Center, JOCO First, the Johnson County Tourism Association, and Buffalo Events, to let the council know what they have accomplished recently and their plans for the future.

She discussed options and ideas for the civic center now that the Boys and Girls Club has moved into their own building, including possible expansion by Sheridan College in Johnson County.

Todd attended a tourism conference where two bills were discussed that will be presented to the legislature that would help bring more television and movie filming into the state, backed by Wyoming State Tourism.

There will also be another bill proposed that will add an additional bed tax to help fund local tourism offices.

They have also created a map with City of Buffalo and Johnson County points of interest that are available at local hotels and motels.

The JCTA is also advertising the area in national magazines.

There will be a bigger focus on southern Johnson County and Kaycee, and a push to advertise the sheep industry concentrated there.

Todd spoke on events they will be continuing including Oktoberfest and Skijoring.

Mayor Shane Schrader spoke about the good job the organizations have done for the community.

He finished by saying, “ Let the other cities wonder what we’re doing better than they are.”

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