A&P Commission

Meetings of the Clinton Advertising & Promotion Commission are held the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Clinton Municipal Airport. The public is welcome to attend and to participate with ideas about upcoming community event planning, media & marketing projects, and local hospitality. The A&P Commission operates as an extension of the City of Clinton and collaborates with the Chamber of Commerce and other community organizations to nurture tourism & economic growth.

A&P Commission funding derives from the 3% Hotel & Motel Tax levied on lodging establishments in the City of Clinton.

These are just a few projects of the A&P Commission:

  • Archey Fork Park Disc Golf Course
  • Park Music Amphitheater & Stage
  • Christmas Lighting Celebration
  • Synchronized Fireworks & Music at Archey Fest
  • “Hwy 65 Road Trip” Area Visitors Guide
  • Metro Area Bass Tournaments
  • ParkFest Community Open House
  • Sponsored Mickey Gilley Concert
  • Branded Wayfinding Signs on the Highway around City

2022 Funding Request

Deadline: November 25, 2021

Print Application (PDF)

Notice to all events & fundraisers seeking funding from the Clinton A&P Commission for 2022:

The Clinton A&P Commission will be working on setting the 2022 budget in November & December of this year (2021). If you or your organization would like the Commission to consider sponsoring your event in the City of Clinton next year, you must apply by the deadline of November 25, 2021.

The Commission will review all applications and finalize the 2022 budget at the beginning of the year. You can pick up an application at City Hall, 197 Court Street, or print one by clicking the button above.

Your A&P Commissioners

Tim Clark
Gayla Bradley
Sam Ward
Peggy Eoff
Jeff Pistole
Amanda Sowell
Karen Guarchaj
Michelle Beeson


    Function Of City of Clinton A & P Commission

    By Tony Soyani – Former Chairman Commissioner of Clinton Advertising & Promotion Commission

    The Clinton Advertising and Promotion Commission was created by the City in 2008 to manage the tax receipts collected through the 3% hotel tax levied on hotel rooms, and to enhance the lives of the citizens of Clinton through tourism promotion and the growth of the City’s Parks and Recreation Department. The Commission is made up of seven commissioners: two from the hotel industry, two from the restaurant industry, two city council members, and one at large position.

    The Commission’s stated purpose is to improve the overall cultural, recreational and economic environment of the community of Clinton. The goal is to promote and advertise a positive image for Clinton as an active, vibrant, friendly and prosperous city, accomplished by the attraction of visitors to the community through the creation and promotion as a destination for leisure travel, and events while enhancing our visitors’ experiences from events, attractions and tourism-related activities, also support and encourage more visitors coming to our city who will spend money while they are here The Commission also works to enhance the city’s overall quality of life, through the development of community parks and other recreational facilities.

    The Commission, through progressive thinking and credible, efficient, and responsive actions, will strive to interact and work in partnership with the Clinton Parks & Recreation, Clinton City Council, the Chamber, Van Buren County Judge and event planners to provide, maintain and improve Clinton’s image as a memorable tourist destination by retaining and showcasing its small town atmosphere and unique character The Commission will identify and promote Clinton in the appropriate catchment areas in order to encourage tourism. It will continually review and evaluate its decisions so as to effectively understand its action in order to better determine future needs.