BID II & Hotel Alliance

Our Mission

The Aberdeen BID II Board exists to increase the economic and cultural growth benefiting the Aberdeen area and its hotels by the enhancement, expansion, marketing and promotion of visitor events, attractions and activities with an emphasis on the overnight guest. Aberdeen Hotel Alliance funding is available for sporting events, special events, and conventions that support our mission.

Only events that meet the Criteria, Requirements, and Restrictions set forth by the Aberdeen Hotel Alliance will be considered. Follow the link if you would like to learn more about Aberdeen Hotel Alliance Sponsorship Grant Funding.

The Aberdeen Business Improvement District 2 for tourism enhancement (BIDII) was established on May 1, 2008, by City Ordinance 08-03-03.

2024 Hotel Alliance Board of Directors

Voting Members

Bruce Kieffer
Past President
Best Western Ramkota

Nate Kessler
Fairfield | Hampton Inn | Holiday Inn Express

Melissa Erlenbusch
President – Elect
Quality Inn

Anna Oakes
Secretary – Treasurer
AmericInn Lodge & Suites

Quality Inn
Melissa Erlenbusch

Best Western Ramkota
Bruce Kieffer

MyPlace Hotels
Jen O’hare
Jason Welk

Super 8 Hotel
Cameron Prescott
Tony Lunzman

AmericInn Lodge & Suites
Anna Oakes


White House Inn
Chris Podoll
Hope Kramer

TownePlace Suites by Marriot
Tara Moerke

Fairfield Inn
Austin DesLauriers
Mike Russell


Hampton Inn
Kyle Peterson
Mike Russell

Holiday Inn Express
Dan Cooper
Mike Russell


Non-Voting Members

Casey Weismantel
Aberdeen Area CVB

Dawn Thorstenson
CVB Board Liaison

Justin Reinbold
City Council Liaison

David Novstrup
City Council Liaison

Board Meeting Documentation

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes


Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau