Standing Committees

Alcohol Service Committee

The Alcohol Service Committee monitors all liquor code legislation affecting Pennsylvania licensees and formulates plans to support or oppose specific alcohol-related legislation.

DMO Committee

The Destination Marketing Organization Committee represents destination marketing organizations throughout the Commonwealth designated by each county to promote tourism in that county. The committee will help shape PRLA’s legislative agenda as it relates to travel & tourism issues and determines educational initiatives important to DMO professionals. Based on feedback from the travel & tourism professionals within PRLA, the committee will work to further the goals of regionally marketing the Commonwealth and assist in DMO operational success

Education, Health & Safety Committee

The Education, Health and Safety Committee plans cost effective, profitable workshops, seminars and classes that further the professional educational goals of the PRLA membership. The committee also serves as a legislative watchdog against anti-industry legislation and regulations relative to food safety and health.

Government Affairs Committee

The Government Affairs Committee monitors proposed laws and regulations that relate to the Pennsylvania hospitality industry. The committee organizes efforts to quickly respond to legislation and regulation in the Legislature or state agencies. The committee develops programs to maximize PRLA’s political strength by protecting and advancing the industry from onerous legislation.

Lodging & Tourism Committee

The Lodging & Tourism Committee supports the growth of the Pennsylvania travel and tourism industry and aims to re-establish Pennsylvania as a premier tourism destination. It promotes the industry as a vital economic engine that offers a robust career pathway. This committee will work collaboratively with the Government Affairs Committee to take timely action on lodging- and tourism-specific legislative and regulatory issues.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is responsible for member engagement and retention and new member recruitment and acquisition. The committee reviews and analyzes the association’s member benefit programs, membership development strategies and targeted budgetary goals.


The POWER PAC/PEC works to further the association’s legislative and policy goals by promoting political involvement through the education and financial support of state and federal legislative candidates whose policies align with the Pennsylvania hospitality industry’s goals. The committee educates PRLA members on the importance of political activism by encouraging voluntary personal and corporate contributions.