About the CVB

The Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is the official destination marketing organization (DMO) of Paducah McCracken County. The CVB exists to create new economic opportunities through destination marketing, management and tourism development.

The Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau is a quasi-governmental organization, funded by the Transient Room Tax levied on hotel, motel, bed & breakfast accommodations, and overnight room rentals and retreats.

Destination Vision

Paducah, Kentucky will be recognized internationally for its significant American heritage, inspiring creative culture and outstanding hospitality.

Social Vision

Paducah CVB will foster culture, creativity and innovation as a means to sustainable development making the City a great place to work, visit and live.

DMAP SealPaducah CVB is accredited by the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) of the Destination Marketing Association International 2025 M Street, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, D.C., 20036, USA Phone: 202.296.7888.



View a list of current CVB Board Members below and the staff directory here.

Glen Anderson, Chairman

Represents Chamber of Commerce

Kelm Burchard

Represents Lodging Industry

Linda Curtis

Represents Restaurant Industry

Deborah Edmonds

Represents McCracken County

Beverly McKinley

Represents Lodging Industry

Jay Page

Represents City of Paducah

Vick Patel

Represents Lodging Industry

Elizabeth Wieneke

Legal Representative

Tourism Talk

Watch recent episodes of Tourism Talk on Paducah 2 featuring local attractions, event organizers and creatives as well as visiting artists and officials!

Paducah's Visitor Industry

Learn more about the local visitor industry which generates substantial economic impact through tourism in Paducah-McCracken County. In 2017, direct tourist expenditures totaled $233.9 million in Paducah-McCracken County contributing to a statewide impact of $15 billion!

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World-Class Creativity

The Paducah CVB is the local focal point facilitating Paducah's participation in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. For the organization's efforts to promote Paducah as a world-class Creative City, the organization has won numerous awards including the 2015 Governor's Awards in the Arts - Government Award (video below).