The eXplore Lawrence Governing Board shall have seven (7) voting members, comprising the following positions: A representative employed by a full-service hotel within the city limits of Lawrence; a representative employed by a limited-service hotel within the city limits of Lawrence; a member of the elected body of the Lawrence City Commission; a representative from the cultural industry in Lawrence; a representative of a local university or educational institution; a representative of the sports and/or recreational industry in Lawrence; and a representative from the service/event management industry in Lawrence.
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Governing Board Members
Limited Service Hotel
Local University/Educational Institution
Full Service Hotel
Service/Event Mgmt Industry
Ex-Officio – City Manager’s Office
Ex-Officio – Lawrence Chamber
Ex-Officio – Downtown Lawrence, Inc.
Michael Davidson, Executive Director
For the purposes of membership, the hotelier representation will be defined as:Full-service hotels are generally mid-price, upscale or luxury hotels with a restaurant, lounge facilities and meeting space as well as minimum service levels often including bell service and room service. These hotels report food-and-beverage revenue as well as exclusive meeting space for conferences/conventions.
A limited-service hotel (also known as select-service or focused-service hotels), are generally rooms-only operations, (i.e., without food-and-beverage service) and may operate a business center for customers with a small meeting space.