GovOS Partner Panel: Local Governments & the STR Industry
We’ve seen some incredible changes within the short-term rental (STR) industry this year, including new legislation and a series of trends that emerged in communities large and small. But what are the impacts of these changes and where is the industry headed?
Join us for a discussion with our partners at Rent Responsibly, Texas Travel Alliance and Utah Association of Counties as we cover one of the hottest topics on community agendas throughout the country.
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What will you learn?
- Where the STR and travel industries have seen the most change this year
- How communities are working to increase engagement with STR hosts
- What successes and challenges communities have seen this year
- What trends are expected in 2023
- Q&A featuring your questions
Meet the Speakers
CEO & Co-Founder, Rent Responsibly
David Krauss leads the passionate team behind the STR industry’s first community-building and education platform: Rent Responsibly. David discovered his hospitality and entrepreneurial genes by becoming an STR host in 2012. Before hanging up the keys in 2019, he was honored as one of the longest-tenured super hosts in the world. Early in his hosting journey, an incident with loud guests inspired him to co-found NoiseAware, a “smoke detector for noise.” Through this work, he met thousands of passionate STR hosts and managers who wanted to build a local STR community but lacked the tools or support to do so.
Outside of work, you can find him getting his daily steps (shoutout to FitBit), reading American history biographies (shoutout to Doris Kearns Goodwin), screaming at the TV when Boston sports are on (shoutout Cs, Bs, Sox, and Pats), and spending time getting lost in nature with his wife, Courtney.
Corporate Relations Program Director, Utah Association of Counties
Bryan Rodgers joined the Utah Association of Counties in November 2017. He was raised in South Jordan, UT and graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. Degree in Political Science. After graduation, Bryan was hired as the Southern Utah District Manager for the Associated General Contractors of Utah in St. George. Bryan spent four years working on Utah’s capitol hill as an intergovernmental relations coordinator for UAC while also receiving a master’s degree in Public Administration from Southern Utah University. He now works with Corporate Partners of the Association as the Director.
Bryan, his wife Jessica, and their three children have enjoyed their time in beautiful Southern Utah for seven and a half years.
Director of Membership & Business Development, Texas Travel Alliance
Shane Wilhelm is the Director of Membership & Business Development with the Texas Travel Alliance, where he is responsible for membership retention and growth, the Texas Travel Deals discount ticket program, affinity programs, sponsorships and other new business opportunities for the organization. Before joining the Texas Travel Alliance, Shane served as the Director of Sales for Visit Bastrop, the SMERF & Government Sales Manager for Visit Plano, and the Convention Services Manager for Visit Plano and the Wichita Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau.
He and his husband also operate a wedding and event venue where they soon hope to convert a 100-year-old family farmhouse into a bed and breakfast. In July, they welcomed their new daughter, Sylvia Grace, to their family and she already has them both wrapped around her little finger!
SVP of Partners, GovOS
As Senior Vice President of Partners at GovOS, Anna Vaughn is responsible for partner growth across all GovOS product lines. Before joining GovOS in 2021 as part of the MUNIRevs | LODGINGRevs acquisition, Anna served as the Director of Sales & Marketing, leading the team in delivering the latest cutting-edge business solutions to state and local governments across the country. Anna has supported several early-stage companies to acquisition with her extensive experience in sales and marketing, customer relations and management consulting.
She has a passion for engaging with organizations to build positive, long-lasting partnerships that benefit communities and is often invited to speak about best practices related to the short-term rental ecosystem. Although often found traveling, Anna currently resides in a small town in the southwest corner of Colorado.
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