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About Us


The Warren County Tourist Promotion Commission of Vicksburg, Mississippi, was established in 1973 by authority of Senate Bill 2322 of the 1973 Session of the MS Legislature with the purpose of encouraging and promoting tourism for the Vicksburg/Warren County area.  In 1987, the Warren County Tourist Promotion Commission became the Vicksburg/Warren Convention and Visitors Bureau – a change in name only.  The most recent amendment to the legislation is House Bill 1640 passed in the 2007 Session of the MS Legislature.  A copy is on file in the Bureau offices.

The State of MS Dept of Finance & Administration (Treasury) issues monthly payments to the Vicksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau from a 1% Food & Lodging Tax collections of the gross proceeds of sales or gross income of restaurants, hotels and motels located in Warren County.

The Bureau is Vicksburg’s liaison between potential visitors to the area and the businesses which will host them when they come.  It acts as a marketing organization, as an information clearinghouse and as a promotional agency for the City/County and its attractions.

The responsibility for the operation of the Bureau rests with a Board of Directors, consisting of eleven people appointed as directed by the current legislation.  The elected officers are Chairperson and Secretary.  The Board meets monthly.  The day-to-day operation of the Bureau is in the hands of the Executive Director, who is the permanent, full time, paid executive.  Anyone wishing to address the Board at a regular monthly meeting is allowed (10) minutes for presentations.

Visitor Center Hours

The Vicksburg Visitors Information Center is located at 52 Old Highway 27 (across from the Vicksburg National Military Park entrance on Clay Street).

Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Sunday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

VCVB team members are also available at the Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum, 910 Washington Street, and inside the Vicksburg National Military Park Visitors Center. 

Visit Vicksburg Team

We have one of the industry’s most skilled teams; with backgrounds ranging from tourism, casino and hotel sales, and convention and visitors bureaus, providing a wealth of knowledge and experience that is ready to serve you.


Laura Beth Strickland, Executive Director



Emma Roberts, Bookkeeper/ Office Manager



Debbie Blossom, Visitors Services Manager



Ashley Gatian, Sales & Marketing Manager



Mable Jennings, Tour Coordinator


Joy Arledge, Weekend Tour Coordinator

Chelsy Davis, Travel Counselor

Brenda Harrison, Travel Counselor  

Cassandra Parker, Travel Counselor

Lamarianne Shoulders, Travel Counselor

Kimberly Surratt, Travel Counselor



City of Vicksburg Appointments:

Johnny Reynolds, Miss Mississippi Pageant; Board Chairman

Bess Averett, Friends of the Vicksburg National Military Park

Patty Cappaert, Cappaert Manufacturing; Board Secretary

Lynn Foley, SHS Hospitality Services

Tiffany Robinson-Walker, Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Warren County Board of Supervisors Appointments:

Myra Logue, National Park Service Licensed Battlefield Guide (District 1)

Willie Glasper, Port Gibson Post Office (District 2)

William Nettle, Hampton Inn & Suites (District 3)

Claiborne Cooksey, USACE Engineers Research & Development Center (District 4)

Katie Feibelman, May & Company (District 5)

City of Vicksburg/Warren County Joint Appointment:

Patricia Hemphill, USACE Vicksburg District

Vicksburg Convention Center Ex Officio:

Erin Southard, Executive Director

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