The Southern Oregon Coast Rural Tourism Studio concluded in Coos Bay April 19th 2017. The Studio resulted in the creation of three Action Teams that will carry forward the community’s vision for sustainable tourism development in the region. The Action Teams will be overseen by a Tourism Steering Committee that is responsible for upholding the region’s tourism vision and setting strategic direction for this effort. The Tourism Steering Committee will be convened by Miles Phillips, OSU Extension (miles.phillips@oregonstate.edu). It’s not too late to join the effort to build a thriving tourism economy on the South Coast! Contact an action team convener listed below if you are interested in getting involved in an Action Team.

Southern Oregon Coast Rural Tourism Studio

Southern Oregon Coast Action Team Conveners & Priority Projects

Outdoor Recreation Action Team: Convener – Dave Lacey, Oregon Coast Visitors Association (dave@thepeoplescoast.com)

  • Develop a regional trails inventory and comprehensive trails plan

Culinary & Agritourism Action Team: Convener – Michelle Martin, Neighborworks Umpqua (mmartin@nwumpqua.org)

  • Expand the Wild Rivers Coast Farm Trail to Coos and Douglas County, including seafood and artisans food opportunities

Marketing Action Team: Convener – Marie Simonds, Wild Rivers Coast Alliance (msimonds@wildriverscoastalliance.com)

  • Develop marketing assets through compiling quality data for Travel Oregon’s database and developing a high-quality photography library for the region

Learn more about Travel Oregon’s Rural Tourism Studio and access materials from the Southern Oregon Coast workshops here.