Welcome, Columbia Tourism Ambassadors! Thank you for helping us give our CoMo visitors the best experience possible. Below, find information on upcoming classes, how to renew, volunteer opportunities, and networking events.


June 23rd, 8:30 AM

August 17th, 12:30 PM

Please spread the word and let friends and co-workers know how (and why) they can become a CTA.


Art in the Park 
June 3-5 at Stephens Lake Park
Choose from a variety of volunteer activities for this great local festival, and receive a free t-shirt! Sign up online

Columbia Information Booth
Red Cross Disaster Training Institute
June 21-25 at Stoney Creek Hotel
Email Terra (Terra.Crane@CoMo.gov) for more information or to sign up.

Willy’s Jeep Reunion
August 26-27 at Holiday Inn Executive Center

This event is like a car show for Jeeps – anyone can register to bring their Jeep and join in the fun. People will be coming from all over the nation and there may even be participants from other countries. This will be it’s first time in Columbia.
Email Terra for more information or to sign up.

Splat Jr. Obstacle Course Mud Run Volunteer Opportunities…
Saturday, July 9, 2016 Gans Creek Recreation Area (3360 E. Gans Road (across from Father Tolton High School)

7:00am-12:00pm   Packet Pick Up   4 volunteers needed
7:30am-1:00pm    Course Support  20 volunteers needed
8:30am-1:00pm    Course Support  11 volunteers needed
9:30am-1:00pm    Course Support  8 volunteers needed
7:30am-1:00pm    Aid Station #1    3-5 volunteers needed
8:30am-1:00pm    Aid Station #2    3-5 volunteers needed
8:00am-1:00pm    Finish Line          6 volunteers needed

  • Packet Pick Up volunteers help with handing out materials (t-shirt, bib, Splat bag and wristband)
  • Course Support volunteers assist at the obstacles on the course helping to ensure the kids are being safe, adults are not on obstacles and communicate with event director on any concerns. These volunteers need to be able to stand for long periods of time, walk 3/4 of a mile and be OK with getting muddy.
  • Aid Station volunteers give out water to the kids as the complete the course.
  • Finish Line volunteers give water and finisher medals to the kids as they cross the finish.



It is important to login to your account at CTANetwork.com so that you can keep your profile and points up-to-date. If you need your login information, please contact Julie Ausmus. Here is a rundown of how to get points:

  • Visit an attraction (10 points each) – find a list of qualifying attractions under “Record my points”
  • Read books, articles, or reports (5 points each) – suggested readings can be found on “MyCTA Portal,” and newsletters and Columbia blogs count as well
  • Attend CTA Networking events and activities (5 points each)
  • Volunteering (5 points each) – qualifying activities include working at festivals and visitor centers as well as other visitor/tourism-related events and locations
  • Attending educational programs (5 points each) – qualifying activities include participating in educational programs, seminars/webinars and CTA Online Learning as well as programs related to visitors, travel or tourism sponsored by the Columbia Convention & Visitors Bureau, your local CVB, Chamber of Commerce, a college/university, a professional membership organization (MPI, PCMA, HSMAI, ASAE, NACE, etc.) or other sponsor

50 points and a renewal fee are required for CTA renewal. Your MyCTA Portal will let you know when your deadline is to renew. Let us know if you have any questions.

Don’t forget to wear your pin and ‘Like’ us on Facebook! We also have a Pinterest board dedicated to our CTA program.