Learn About Us

The Albany County Tourism Board (ACTB) is located in Laramie, the Gem City of Wyoming. Nestled at the base of the Snowy Range between Vedauwoo to the east and the Medicine Bow National Forest to the west. The ACTB promotes travel and tourism to the Laramie area with national advertising.

Mission

To obtain national and international recognition for Albany County, to showcase the area as a multi-seasonal destination having endless possibilities, and to realize full visitor potential.

Board Members

Vacant (City)- Treasurer
Debbie Disney (City)- Board Member -Term Expires 6/2015
Corrina Hemsher (City) – Board Member -Term Expires 6/2016
Lisa McElwee (County)- Board Member- Term Expires 6/2015
Kari Kilmer (County)- Board Member - Term Expires 6/2015
Trudy McCraken (City) Board Member – Term Expires 6/2016
Tracy Malone (City) Board Member  -Term Expires 6/2016
Mike McShane (County) Board Member – Term Expires 6/2016
Tim Chestnut – County Liaison
Joe Vitale – Laramie City Council Liaison

Tourism Board Staff:
Fred Ockers – Executive Director ([email protected])
Mike Gray – Assistant Director ([email protected])
Chelsea (Oates) Popplewell – Information Specialist ([email protected])

 

The ACTB Meetings: The third Monday of every month at 4 pm. at the Visitor Center Office.

Laramie Area Visitor Center:
210 E Custer Street
Laramie, WY 82070

1(800) 445-5303
[email protected]

Get In Touch

Grants and Funding

Yearly Projects Sponsored by the 4% Lodging Tax and Albany County Tourism Board

Accounting Information Educators Association Conference- $500
Centennial Valley Art Show and Sale – $240
Christmas Centennial – $350
Consumer Issues Conference – $500
Cowboy Turf Wars – $2500
Dead Dog Classic Bike Race – $4050
Evening at the Ivinson’s – $1000
Freedom Has a Birthday – $750
Ghost Tours of Laramie – $350
Jelm Mountain Run – $250
Laramie Fall Harvest Swim Meet – $100
Laramie Jubilee Days – $10,000
Laramie Youth Basketball Tournament – $2,000
Main Street Alliance Program – $500
Rowdy Smallwood Memorial Rodeo and WJRA Winter Series Finals – $625
UW Bred Heifer Sale – $500
WRI Peterson Asphalt Conference – $1,500
Wyoming Game Warden’s Association Annual Meeting- $150
WY Tennis Association – $750

Applying For A Grant

Please read the Albany County Grant Guidelines before downloading the Grant Application.
DOWNLOAD GUIDELINES

Once you have read the guidelines, complete the Grant Application and budget below and submit to the Laramie Area Visitor Center (See instructions at bottom of page).
DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

Budget spreadsheet
DOWNLOAD BUDGET SPREADSHEET

To help you with your Wrap-Up Project Report and Evaluation that must be submitted at the end of your event, please complete and attach the following form.
DOWNLOAD REPORTING FORM

To Fill Out Application

1. Download the Grant Guidelines above
2. Read Guidelines to assure all requirements are met
3. Download and open the Grant Application
4. Click “Highlight Fields” in upper right hand corner
5. Click in the blue highlighted fields
6. Push tab or use the mouse to navigate to other fields
7. Go To email Grant Application Instructions

To Email Grant Application

1. Click File
2. Click Attach Email
3. Type in [email protected] and your email address (to save a copy for yourself)
4. Click Send

To Save Grant Application

1. Email Grant Application to your email address (see Email Grant Application)
2. Open attachment
3. Click File
4. Click Save As
5. Save to your computer as a file name you will remember
6. Click Save

For more information, please contact The Albany County Tourism Board Staff.
(307) 745-4195 | 210 E. Custer St. Laramie

 

Photo Credits

All historical photos used throughout the website are from the American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

Homepage

The Snowy Range photo by Wayne Karberg
University of Wyoming Marching Band photo by Jeff McDonald
Vedauwoo photo by Josh Cooley
Where to Stay photo by Albany County Tourism Board
Where to Dine photo by Allison C. at Corona Village Andale
Things to Do photo by Jessica Pate
Road Conditions photo by Tyrel Hulet

Plan Your Trip

Main photo by Michael Dusing

Visitor’s Guide

Main photo by Mary Fleming

Things to Do

Main winter photo by 3C Guiding/10 High Extreme
Main summer photo by Alexandre Latchininsky

Sports & Recreation

Main photo by Jessica Pate

Get a Deal

Main photo by Debra Mochel-St.Clair

Plan A Meeting

Main photo by Albany County Tourism Board

Legends of Laramie Pages

Historical photos by American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
Fire Department Steamer photo courtesy of the Laramie Fire Department

Where to Stay

1875 view of Laramie from the Fee and Murphy Family Collection at the American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming

Where to Dine

Connor Hotel Downtown Laramie in 1938 from the Ludwig-Svenson Studio Collection at the American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming