In the spring of 2014, The Columbus/Platte County Convention and Visitors Bureau started working on a partnership with the City of Columbus with the hope to create a Columbus Area Sports and Activities Council.
Columbus Public Property Director Doug Moore and Deb Loseke of the Columbus/Platte County Convention and Visitors Bureau shared their vision with the City Council on May 5, 2014.
The goal for the promotional group, which would start as a partnership between the City and Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce, focuses on bringing new events to the area while growing existing youth and adult activities with an overall goal of boosting local tourism.
The City of Columbus and Visitors Bureau committed to financially assisting the Columbus Area Sports & Activities Council for the first three years with the funding amount gradually decreasing each year. The goal is to create a full-time position that is self-funded through grants and financial support from local business and other sponsors.
The Director position was initially filled in January 2016 by Lynelle Schrunk. Due to a family move, the Director role was then filled by Kluth in April 2016.