West Linn Residents Encouraged to Apply for Service on the Clackamas County Tourism Development Council

CLACKAMAS COUNTY -  The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners is seeking a citizen to fill a vacant seat on the Tourism Development Council (TDC). The TDC serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Commissioners and is authorized to oversee tourism promotion and development in Clackamas County. Commissioners are looking for applicants with a broad perspective and strong interest in implementing an energized and comprehensive tourism program for the County. The Council is comprised of nine members. Board members reflect and represent the diverse population of the County. This recruitment seeks to replace an urban lodging representative on the TDC whose term was scheduled to expire June 2012. The TDC currently meets the second Tuesday each month from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. The TDC develops, adopts, and implements, subject to the Board of County Commission's approval, a Tourism Business Plan. The Business Plan addresses tourism, promotion, tourism development, visitor information services, and special events and festivals in Clackamas County. A portion of the County's transient room tax, approved by voters in 1992, are allocated to projects and programs approved by the TDC in accordance with the Five-Year Business Plan. If you are passionate about the place we live, excited about contributing to the larger vision of economic development, and are invested in creating a sustainable vision for local tourism, apply here. For more information on the marketing efforts of Clackamas County Tourism & Cultural Affairs, visit www.mthoodterritory.com. The Partners Toolbox contains additional background regarding Tourism's partnerships and ongoing programs. This posting will close February 28, 2011. Please contact Jim Austin at: 503-742-5901 or jim@mthoodterritory.com or if you have questions about board-recruitment after reviewing the resources listed above. For an application form, contact Citizen Involvement (503) 655-8552, or at the Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City, 4th floor. Press contact: Jae Heidenreich 503.742.5910; mobile: 503.260.6274 jh@mthoodterritory.com ### About Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory: The Clackamas County Tourism & Cultural Affairs Office (branded as “Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory”) is dedicated to economic development through visitor spending, and is funded by transient room taxes from area lodging facilities and campgrounds. For additional information, please contact: Jae Heidenreich at the Clackamas County Tourism & Cultural Affairs Office (Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory) at (503) 742-5910-Direct / (503) 260-6274-Cell. High res images are available through the Press Room.