The Independence Chamber of Commerce hires a new tourism coordinator, Courtney Voelker was announced early this weeks. The Kansas State graduate graduated with a hospitality management degree. Voelker was a part of the Disney College Program at Disney World and has worked as a vacation planner and a boutique shop manager.
She says her goal is to bring more people to Independence by coordinating events and getting more people to stay in town overnight. She says that tourism helps the community as a whole.