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Secretary of Tourism-designee Sara Meaney talks to local media about creating an Office of Outdoor Recreation in Wisconsin at Sassy Cow Creamery in Columbus on May 7. Looking on is Gov. Tony Evers.

What makes Wisconsin such a great travel destination? And what does a tourism secretary actually do?

Tourism Secretary-designee Sara Meaney sat down with Jessie recently to talk about how Wisconsin attracts visitors, where the department's efforts have room to grow and which childhood vacations stand out in her mind.

You can read previous coverage of Sara Meaney and the Department of Tourism here:

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Jessie Opoien is the Capital Times' opinion editor. She joined the Cap Times in 2013, covering state government and politics for the bulk of her time as a reporter. She has also covered music, culture and education in Madison and Oshkosh.