The Baker County Transient Lodging Tax Committee and the Baker County Tourism Marketing committee are working with the PARC Resources consulting group to conduct a new Tourism Strategic Plan for Baker County.

The Transient Lodging Tax Committee (TLT ) oversees Baker County’s tourism  marketing efforts using the funds collected through local transient lodging taxes.  The TLT oversees the current contact with the Baker County Chamber of Commerce  for the Visitor Information Center, the tourism marketing contract, and the TLT event grant program.    The Baker County Tourism Marketing Committee works directly with the Tourism Marketing Director, Timothy Bishop, to develop the County’s  tourism marketing plan, and to help implement the plan once it’s approved by the TLT.

As part of the planning effort the TLT hosted a small number of tourism stakeholder focus groups in March, is in the process of conducting an online survey of local lodging partners,  Baker County lodging partners can take the survey HERE, and has scheduled a series of public meetings in the first week of May to help solicit input and direction for the new plan.

Upcoming public meetings are scheduled throughout Baker County on May 7 and 8, followed by a steering committee meeting and a focus group with local lodging partners on May 9th

The Tourism Strategic Plan public meeting schedule is:

Monday May 7

9 a.m. – 10:30 Huntington community meeting  VFW 205 1ST ST Huntington

2p.m. -3:30 Unity community meeting  Burnt River School Library  201 S 1st Ave, Unity

6 p.m. – 7:30 Sumpter community meeting  Old School House/ Community Center 412 Mill Street

Tuesday May 8

10 a.m. -11.30 Halfway community meeting  Halfway City Hall  155 E Record St # B

1p.m. – 2:30 Richland community meeting Richland School Community Center 42008 Moody Rd,

6-p.m. – 7:30 Baker City community meeting  at Crossroads Carnegie Art Center  2020 Auburn Ave

Wednesday May 9th

8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Steering Committee Baker City Hall Council Chambers 1655 1st Street

1p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lodging Partners at Eastern Oregon Regional Theatre  2101 Main St, Ste 113 Baker City

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