Preserving the Past, Informing the Future
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1979, Dept. of
Economic Development established by P.A. 77-614. From 1979-1992, an office
within the Dept. focused on tourism, using
several different names over the years : Governors Vacation Travel Council; Governors Tourism Council; Tourism Division ; Marketing
Services; Marketing Division; and Marketing and Tourism Division.
1992, October 1, The Office of Tourism is established within the Dept. of Economic Development. The Connecticut Tourism Council
is also established, within the Dept. of Economic Development for administrative purposes only, to provide oversight of the Office of
Tourism.(CGS Sec. 32-301)
1995, October, Dept. of Economic Development becomes the Dept. of Economic and Community Development.
Tourism functions transfer to the Dept. of Economic and Community Development
2003, June 30, Office of Tourism and Connecticut Tourism Council merge with other agencies to form the
Commission on Arts, Tourism, Culture, History, and Film per P.A. 03-6.
Documents and Records in the State Library
Check the State Library catalog, CONSULS, under these author headings for publications by the agency available in the State Library :
Connecticut Tourism Council.
Connecticut. Dept. of Economic Development. Marketing and Tourism Division.
Connecticut. Office of Tourism.
Annual Reports are located in :
Digest of Administrative Reports to the Governor, under the Tourism or Marketing sections of the Dept. of Economic Development or the Dept. of Economic and Community Development. [CSL Call Number ConnDoc F40 d]
State Archives Record Group : RG 22 (Dept. of Economic and Community Development)
|Names||Years of Service|
Governors Vacation Travel Council
|Carl A. Candels||1984-1985|
Governors Tourism Council
|William M. Kuehn||1988|
|William C. North||1989|
Connecticut Tourism Council
|Joseph J. McGee||1993-1994|
|Arthur H. Diedrick||1995|
|Peter N. Ellef||1996-1997|
|James F. Abromaitis||1998-2003|
Prepared by the Government Information and Reference Services Unit, page revised 8/2008.