About Us

We wear many hats, coordinating, promoting, and supporting tourism and development in Jamestown, ND, and surrounding areas. A big (and fun!) part of that mission is to provide visitors with friendly service, helping furnish the information they need to make their visit great.

Jamestown Tourisms mission is to coordinate, promote and support tourism growth and development in Jamestown, ND and the surrounding areas.

Contact us at 701-251-9145 or 1-800-222-4766. Our Visitors Information Center is located at 120 2nd St. SE.

Read Our Strategic Plan

Meet Our Team


Executive Director

We lovingly call her the boss lady! But you can call her Emily. Emily is an NDSU Alum with a Bachelor's degree in Sports & Recreation Leadership. She has effortlessly stepped into the Executive Director role for tourism after entering a partnership with the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce. She looks forward to continuing the growth Jamestown has seen recently and fostering relationships with those who make it possible.


Visitor Experience Manager

The smiling face that greets you when you walk into the Visitors Information Center will likely belong to Allison. Allison is an NDSU Alum with a Bachelor's degree in History with a minor in Communications. Her previous experience with historical research, exhibit implementation, and office management have served her well in this role. She was born and raised in North Dakota, and is very excited to be a part of the Jamestown Tourism team. 


Marketing Manager

The marketing manager position is shared between the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce and Jamestown Tourism. Warren stepped into the role after both entities entered into a partnership. A native of Montana, he graduated from the University of Jamestown with a Bachelor's in Mass Communications. He is excited to expand tourism's reach and generate a positive voice in an effort to grow and culture Jamestown and the surrounding area.

Board Of Directors

The Jamestown Tourism Board of Directors is composed of up to 15 Jamestown and Stutsman County representatives. The Full Board usually meets monthly on the 4th Monday of the month. The Grant and Executive Committee usually meet monthly on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

Executive Board

Bethany Jobson - President

Michael Savaloja - Vice President

Krysten Perkins - Treasurer

Christian Cairy - At-Large

Taylor Barnes - At-Large

Full Board

Nick Bruns

Travis Lemieux

Kiella Lawrence

David Schloegel - City Council Liaison Ex-Officio

Pam Fosse - Ex-Officio

Corry Shevlin - Ex-Officio

Emily Bivens - Ex-Officio

Upcoming Meetings

The Full Board meetings are scheduled for the fourth Monday of the month at the Chamber/JSDC Lower Level meeting room at 5:15 p.m.

Changes to the scheduled board meetings will be announced ahead of time and reported in the Jamestown Sun. 


Jamestown Tourism offers grant funding to non-profit or municipal organizations for projects that enhance the impact of the tourism industry in Jamestown, ND and Stutsman County.  New projects and events which bring in overnight visitors to stay in our lodging facilities will be given top priority when awarding grant funds.

Jamestown Tourism Grants

City Promotional Capital Construction Grant Fund

These requests are due by March 1st and October 1st of each year and will be heard at the Jamestown Tourism Grant/Exec Meeting of March and October. 

Grant Guidelines And Application