Who We Are

The Colby Convention and Visitors Bureau is a quasi department of the City of Colby managed by and co-located with the Colby/Thomas County Chamber of Commerce.

Mission Statement: Convention and tourism promotion through marketing activities which attract visitors to Colby encouraging increased lodging facility occupancy and economic development for the community.

The Board members are represented by six lodging facilities and 4 businesses and appointed by the Mayor. The advisory board meets monthly. The Bureau is financed by a 3% guest tax. The annual budget is approved by the Colby City Council.

Functions of the Bureau:

  • Billboards
  • Advertising
  • Brochure development and distribution
  • Print and Broadcast Media
  • Web
  • Calendars of Events

Events promotion and facilitation

  • Sports and Community


  • Hospitality
  • Recruitment
  • Group Tours

Own & Operate the Colby Visitor Center
Networking and education from professional organizations


Leilani Thomas, Director
350 S Range #10
Colby Kansas 67701
785-460-7643 or 1-800-611-8835

Ralph Fischer, Colby Visitor Center Manager
2015 S Range
Colby Kansas 67701

Board Members:
Blake Arnberger Wholesale Beverage
Martha Brewer Holiday Inn Express
Vel Brown Super 8 Motel
Scott Crawford Country Club Motel
Howard Culver Comfort Inn Motel
Phil DeYoung USD #315
Julie Saddler City Limits Convention Center
Sue Taylor Prairie Museum of Art & History
Leesa Wark Thomas County Speedway
Jennifer Woofter Woofter Enterprises

Association Membership:

For More Information

Convention & Visitors Bureau
Leilani Thomas
350 S. Range Suite 10
Colby, KS 67701
(785) 460-7643

Chamber of Commerce
350 S. Range Suite 10 Colby, KS 67701
(785) 460-3401 Fax (785) 460-4509
Colby Convention & Visitors Bureau
350 S. Range Suite 10 Colby, KS 67701
(785) 460-7643
Thomas County Economic Development
350 S. Range Suite 12 Colby, KS 67701
(785) 460-4511