About the CVB

“The purpose of the Muscatine Convention & Visitors Bureau is to maximize the number of visitors to the Muscatine area and to ensure our visitors have a positive experience.” 

Muscatine's hotel and motel tax was enacted in 1981 and the city allocated 25 percent of those revenues to the Musser Public Library, 25 percent to the Muscatine Art Center and the balance went to the general fund. Then, each year the city budget process allocated some to the CVB out of the remaining 50 percent.

Then in 2012, the CVB was reorganized and separated from the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Mayor DeWayne Hopkins appointed a 21-member board of directors for the new CVB.

The budgeting process for 2013-14 included a substantial increase in funding for the Muscatine Convention & Visitors Bureau, which allowed the CVB staff to grow from half time to full time.

In June 2015, the Muscatine Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors voted to dissolve its corporation and to move toward the bureau becoming a department of the city of Muscatine. Along with this change, a new seven-member advisory board will be established. If you are interested in serving on this board, please download this form and email to cvb@muscatineiowa.gov or fdonelson@muscatineiowa.gov.