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.


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


MSHSAA Wrestling – Mizzou Arena
February 16th: 9am-2pm and 4pm-7pm or later
February 17th: 9am-7pm or later

MSHSAA Basketball – Mizzou Arena
March 9th: 11am-8pm
March 10th: 10:30am-8pm

MSHSAA Basketball – Mizzou Arena
March 16th: 2:30pm-8pm
March 17th: 11am-7:30pm

College Language Association
(coordinated through MU Conferene Office) – Reynolds Alumni Center
April 5th: 3pm – 8pm – all details still to be determined

MSHSAA Music Festival
April 27-29: details to be determined

Boone County Historical Museum

There are several roles to choose from, including front desk docent, research facilitator, special events (including the Stables Tour and Boone Piano Concerts), exhibits assistant and tour guide (for Maplewood House and the “Village”).  Our greatest need is probably that of acting as a greeter, cashier and museum guide at our front desk.  Those shifts are available Wed-Sunday and can be as short as 4 hours. Volunteers at BCHS are understood to be our greatest asset and are recognized annually at the winter holiday reception.  Contact the museum at officemanager@boonehistory.org or 573-443-8936.



It’s never too early to record your points. If you were certified before January 2016 – you need to RENEW!  Deadline is December 31, 2016.

The process has been upgraded to make it easier:

  • Go to CTANetwork.com
  • Login using your username & password
  • Click on “RENEW MY CERTIFICATION-Record My Points”.
  • Select from one of the two renewal categories ”Visiting Attractions” or “Activities” (see list below).
  • Be sure to click “Submit”, then “Pay by Check”. (This will allow you to print off an invoice to submit the $15 renewal fee.)

You must submit a payment or your renewal will not process within the CTANetwork system.

If you need any help or have questions – please email: Julie.Ausmus@CoMo.gov

ATTENDED EVENTS: CTA Networking Events, Partner Activities, CVB Events, Chamber of Commerce Events, Professional Association/other organization Events.
VOLUNTEERING: Festivals or Events, Meetings/Conventions, Visitor Centers, Visitor/Tourism-related events, completed surveys, Post on CVB or CTA Facebook page, Blog on CVB web site.
EDUCATION: Attend programs/seminars/webinars related to visitors, travel and tourism, CTA Online Learning, CVB programs, Chamber of Commerce programs, College/university lectures, Attend professional organization meetings (MPI, PCMA, HSMAI, ASAE, NACE, etc.)
READINGS: Explore CTA website/Upload Profile Photo, Read Career Tips, Read Three Attraction Descriptions, Travel and Tourism blogs, ‘CTA Insider’ e-newsletter, Explore CVB website

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