About the Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB)

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

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.


The Paducah CVB is accredited by the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) of Destinations International. The Paducah CVB is a quasi-governmental organization, funded by the Transient Room Tax levied on hotel, motel, bed & breakfast accommodations, and overnight room rentals and retreats. 

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

The Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau shares in the equity, diversity & inclusion pledge set forth by Destinations International. The Paducah CVB believes in the importance of representing a wide variety of individuals at every level of a destination organization. A diverse and inclusive workplace is central to the tourist industry’s ability to attract, develop, and retain the talent it needs to remain competitive, drive innovation and maintain relevancy. The CVB stands committed to this vision to implement Equity, Diversity and Inclusion strategies and best practices.

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 Tourism Industry & Visitor Economy

Travel promotion is business development, and tourism plays a pivotal role in building our community and economy for the benefit and well-being of every resident! Learn more about the local tourism industry which generates substantial economic and cultural impact through tourism in Paducah-McCracken County.

Visitor trips generated $228 million in direct expenditures, contributing to a $314.2 million total impact in 2022, an increase of $21.5 million over 2021. The visitor economy in Paducah-McCracken County supports 2,434 jobs and generates $25.7 million in state and local taxes annually.

Paducah CVB Board:

Glenn Denton Chair

Represents Chamber of Commerce

Sara Bradley Secretary, Treasurer

Represents Restaurant Industry

Kelm Burchard

Represents Lodging Industry

Michael Cochran Vice Chair

Represents Lodging Industry

Sherry Kahne

Represents Mayor/City of Paducah

Vick Patel

Represents Lodging Industry

Mark Thompson

Represents Mayor/City of Paducah

Elizabeth Wieneke

Legal Representative

The Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau team is here to provide destination information and ensure your experience in our city is enjoyable.

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