The mission of the Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau is to support businesses who enhance consumer experiences and promote economic development through a coordinated marketing effort, defining Butler County, PA, as an exceptional place to live, work and visit.
Founded in 2002, The Board of Commissioners of Butler County has designated the Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau as the official tourism promotion and development organization for Butler County, Pennsylvania. It is comprised of a variety of members including agritourism, fairs and festivals, golf, history, great outdoors, arts and culture, family fun, dining, shopping and accommodations.
The bureau is governed by a board of directors with various activities recommended and implemented by standing committees. The organization is funded by a county hotel tax, membership dues, state tourism matching grants and other cooperative programs.
The bureau creates an annual visitors guide as well as nearly a dozen specific target brochures in areas like golfing and shopping, plus three calendar brochures each year. The bureau’s staff can be contacted by calling 866-856-8444.
Board of Directors
Rodney Schaffer, Chair
Con Yeager Spice Company
Todd Wehr, Vice Chair
Bear Run Campground
Paul Lueken, Treasurer
SRU Athletic Department
Jake Weiland, Secretary
Moraine State Park
Representing: Great Outdoors
Locust Brook Lodge
Representing: Bed & Breakfasts
Lake Arthur Golf Club
Butler Co. Community College
Representing: Conference, Meeting & Banquet Facilities
Butler Media Group
Representing: Fairs, Festivals & Attractions/Family Entertainment
Zelienople Historical Society
Representing: History & Heritage
Bottlebrush Gallery & Shop
The Maridon Museum
Representing: Arts & Culture
Representing: Dining, Catering & Concessions
Pittsburgh Marriott North
- Jack Cohen, President
1-866-856-8444 x102 /
- Amy Pack, Director of Tourism Development
1-866-856-8444 x115 /
- Marsha Klaus, Tourism Sales Specialist
1-866-856-8444 x110 /
- Debbie Crum, Director of Membership Recruitment and Development
1-866-856-8444 x105 /
- Michelle Wolensky, Sales Administrative Assistant
1-866-856-8444 x107 /
- Paula J. Slomer, Marketing and Media Manager
1-866-856-8444 x 104 /
- Sara DiBello, Communications and Marketing Coordinator
1-866-856-8444 x101 /
- Ryan Morgan, Web Designer and Developer
1-866-856-8444 x112 /
- Michele Sneddon, Marketing Assistant/Jeep Festival Coordinator
1-866-856-8444 x106 /
- Leigh Baxter, Office Manager
1-866-856-8444 x109 /
- Teri Getsay, Administrative Assistant
1-866-856-8444 x113 /
- Patti Jo Lambert, Public Relations
- Joseph McMurry, Brochure Rack Distribution
The Butler County Tourism Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization for the betterment of Butler County. The foundation is run through Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau.
You might see us around town!
Our Tourism Truck makes appearances in parades and at events throughout the year. Originally used in Vietnam as an ambulance, this 1967 Kaiser Jeep was later used around Harrisburg as a brush truck. When we purchased it, it was adorned with Smoky the Bear and an eye-catching lime green color, earning the nickname “Green Machine”. In an effort to promote tourism, we had a vehicle wrap and decorations put on it by Sign Innovation. Be sure to wave when you see it!