The City of Wilsonville is accepting applications until Friday, August 14, 4 p.m., from representatives of the greater Wilsonville-area hospitality and tourism industry to participate on the City’s new Tourism Promotion Committee. Applications may be requested from and submitted to Sandra King, City Recorder, at 503-570-1506; firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about the committee may be directed to Mark Ottenad, Public/Government Affairs Director, at 503-570-1505; email@example.com.
In particular, the Wilsonville City Council seeks key stakeholders in the hospitality and tourism industry, including representatives of local businesses or organizations engaged in or operating Agri-Tourism, Arts & Culture, Community Events, Equestrian Tourism, Event Facility, General Retail, Lodging, Organized Sporting Events, Outdoor Recreation, Restaurants and Tourism Attractions. Prospective members of the committee do not need to be residents of Wilsonville.
In June, the City Council adopted a resolution creating the Tourism Promotion Committee that is charged to implement the Wilsonville Tourism Development Strategy and oversee City-County tourism-development grant programs. To be housed in the City’s Parks and Recreation Department with support from the City Manager’s Office, the new 12-member committee is to be composed of seven voting members who represent the greater Wilsonville-area hospitality and tourism industry and five non-voting, ex-officio members to provide advice and consultation to the committee. Advisory members include representatives of Clackamas County Tourism agency, Washington County Visitors Association and the Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce, along with Parks and Recreation staff and a City Councilor liaison. The seven voting representatives of hospitality and tourism industry who serve on the committee are to be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.
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