Travel Updates:

Louisiana is currently in modified Phase III of the White House reopening strategy and under a statewide mask mandate indoors. Many St. Tammany businesses and events have modified their services to welcome patrons safely. Call before you go!


    About the St. Tammany Parish Tourist & Convention Commission

    The St. Tammany Parish Tourist and Convention Commission is a public, quasi-governmental agency. Created on Nov. 18, 1976, by an act of the Louisiana Legislature, the commission is governed by a seven-member board of directors appointed by the St. Tammany Parish Council. In other destinations, our organization may be called a Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) or Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).

    Our Mission:

    To market and promote St. Tammany Parish as a highly desirable destination for visitors and thereby increase the economic impact of tourism on the area.

    The STPTCC has been recognized with top awards from the Louisiana Travel Association, City-County Communications & Marketing Association, and the Southeast Tourism Society, which covers a 12-state region and represents hundreds of destination marketing organizations. We are fully accredited by the globally recognized Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP).

    Official St. Tammany Parish Visitor Center:

    The office is located in Mandeville on Highway 59 just north of Interstate 12 (Exit 65). Stop by to pick up a visitor guide, brochures, and information about attractions across Louisiana. Be sure to stretch your legs on the surrounding boardwalk; the center was erected over a native swamp filled with trees, bushes, and plants native to Southeast Louisiana.

    In support of social distancing measures, the Visitor Center is open with masks and social distancing required while Louisiana is in Phase III of the state's reopening plan.

    St. Tammany Parish Tourist & Convention Commission
    68099 Highway 59
    Mandeville, LA 70471

    Local: 985-892-0520
    Toll-free: 800-634-9443
    Fax: 985-892-1441
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    Scope of Services


    The administration handles the day-to-day operations of the TCC.

    Visitor Services 

    The TCC staff operates the official parish visitor center in Mandeville on Highway 59 just north of Interstate 12 (Exit 65). Hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Closed Sundays and major holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day, and Easter Sunday).

    Communications, Marketing & PR

    This department works to procure media coverage for St. Tammany Parish, as well as handling the TCC's advertising and promotion, TCC website and social media, collateral materials (visitor guide, brochures, etc.), and general media and public relations. The St. Tammany Film Office also resides in this department.


    The TCC sales department promotes St. Tammany Parish as a highly desirable destination to travel agents, tour operators, sporting event organizers, and meeting planners.

    How We Are Funded:

    A three percent hotel occupancy tax funds the St. Tammany Parish Tourist Commission. We also receive 25% of the four percent state sales tax levied on lodging. Our organization does not receive any funding from St. Tammany Parish resident taxes.

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    Team Members

    St. Tammany Parish Tourist
    & Convention Commission Staff

    Donna O'Daniels - President and CEO -

    Rae Shipley - Assistant to CEO-

    Devan Richoux, CPA - Vice President, Finance and Administration -

    Christina Cooper - Vice President, Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations -

    Tanya Leader - Vice President, Sales -

    Zondra White Jones - Senior Sales Manager -

    Anna Strider, MBA - Manager of Marketing and Public Relations, Film Specialist -

    Roberta Carrow Jackson - Digital Media Specialist -

    Sarah Hill - Communications Assistant -

    Louise Lovich - Visitor Services Specialist -

    Visitor Services Representatives:
    Christy Paulsell, Annette Shurtz

    Board of Directors

    Mark  A. Myers - Commission Chairman

    Marlaine Peachey  - Commission Vice-Chair              Patti Ellish - Commission Secretary/Treasurer

             Thomas J. "T.J." Smith, Jr  - Commissioner              Bonnie Eades  - Commissioner               Alex Carollo - Commissioner            Katherine Diemont - Commissioner


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