Kevin Lewis, Director
What We Do
Tourism is one of the major contributors to the economy in Washington County. Tourism generates a positive economic cycle that brings in revenue from the outside and distributes it throughout the county. Visitors infuse millions into our local economy each year. In addition to millions in direct economic impact, the tax revenue generated by visitors helps reduce the tax burden of local residents substantially. Our office is funded entirely by the taxes that visitors pay when they come here. We utilize these funds to market the incredible scenic assets, and the outstanding facilities, entertainment and recreational opportunities here.
Our purpose is to maximize the revenue generated by tourists to create a superior experience for visitors and communities. Our vision is a community energized by nature, inspired by achievement and rewarded through the opportunities of tourism and outdoor recreation.
The mission of the Washington County Convention and Tourism Office is to enhance the economy, image and quality of life in our communities through the promotion and development of tourism related activity.
Throughout his career, Kevin has demonstrated success in a vast range of marketing, tourism and event positions. He is the recipient of multiple awards for creative advertising and public relations work including many of the television and multi-media assets for the Tourism Office. Kevin played the lead role in bringing major events like the IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship to the area.
Kevin is a graduate of Southern Utah University with degrees in Broadcast Journalism and English. His career experience includes positions as Director of Sports and Outdoor Recreation for Washington County; Vice President of Marketing and Multi-Media Production for LearnKey, Inc.; Advertising and Marketing Director for the Oasis Resort; Sales and Festival Director at Heritage Music Festivals; and News Director for New Era Broadcasting. Kevin enjoys travel and outdoor recreation, theme parks, riding roller coasters and relaxing at the lake. He met his wife Kayron at SUU in the early 80’s and they are the parents of three children and two grandchildren.