It struck me as I started writing this article, that this is the last time I will write to you from my office at Kansas Dept of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. On Thursday, July 1, Kansas Tourism will start an exciting adventure from our new office space within the Kansas Dept of Commerce. I, along with everyone else on this team, has felt some sadness this week as we are saying goodbye to those at KDWPT who are not just co-workers, but also friends. We have worked diligently over the last several weeks to ensure that the partnerships and relationships we have developed at KDWPT will continue to grow and flourish, even if we are not physically here every day.
At the same time, we are filled with excitement and anticipation as we embark on this new journey. Change brings Opportunity. The opportunity that is before us to make significant improvements to the Kansas Tourism Office is substantial. And we do not take this opportunity lightly. We know that we have much hard work to do to make this opportunity a success.
Thank you all for your support through this transition. It is going to take us little time to get acclimated to our new home, but we are committed to making sure that we continue doing what we do – inspiring travel to and throughout Kansas to maximize the positive impacts that tourism has on our state and local communities.
So here is to new friends, new beginnings, and new opportunities.
To The Stars.