About Us

The Yankton Convention and Visitors Bureau’s mission is to increase the economic impact and facilitate the continued development of the visitor industry in Yankton. Its staff is dedicated to promoting tourism in Yankton and helping all businesses benefit from the economic impact of visitor spending.


Meet the staff of the Yankton Convention and Visitors Bureau. Contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about our great city – Yankton, South Dakota and the surrounding area.

Lisa Scheve, Director
Michelle Kolda, Administrative Assistant

CVB Council

The Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) council is made up of individuals from throughout the Yankton area that cross represent visitor industry related businesses. The Council serves in an advisory capacity to the CVB Director.

Brooke Blaalid, City Commissioner
Becky Folkers, Holiday Inn Express

Jacquie Fuks, Southeast South Dakota Tourism Association
Sara Haberman, Best Western Kelly Inn 
Kenny Kopetsky, Ace Bike & Fitness
Todd Larson, City of Yankton Parks & Recreation
Gary Ledbetter, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Paul Lowrie, The Landing
Ryan Mors, Yankton High School Activities
Crystal Nelson, Dakota Territorial Museum 

Micki Schievelbein, Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan
Jade Somsen, Minervas Grill & Bar
Jeff VanMeeteren, Lewis & Clark Recreation Area
Jeff Wahl, Lewis & Clark Resort
Chris Wilkinson, Missouri National Recreational River
Karla Zeutenhorst, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/Lewis & Clark Visitor Center


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