This page will be a place to find current information about tourism development efforts and opportunities for collaboration for efforts along the Southern Oregon Coast.
A shared Google Documents folder can be accessed here Tourism Network-Southern Oregon Coast
Please add your projects to the list. Remember this is not a private page/list.
There are many ways that people are communicating with each other and this is one way we are trying to support the network of interested people to help build collaboration.
We expect to have a list of those participating in the network (anyone with interest) and what projects they are working on so that we can all use the list as a way to look for collaboration opportunities.
There are many ongoing tourism development and marketing activities in the region.
A few reminders for now…
- On September 19th Travel Oregon hosted a strategic planning event and offered to contribute $25,000/year for the next two years in support of a full time position working as “Southern Oregon Coast Tourism Network Manager” The event was facilitated by a consultant David Sawyer. The day resulted in participants supporting the idea of a finding a way to fund this position and a team is now working on developing a job description and a way to communicate with all interested persons. The new OCVA employee (Americorps/RARE Placement) Elizabeth Gronnert is acting as part time communications coordinator for this effort with a core team of 5 individuals selected at the event. This is intended as a way to facilitate anyone with an interest in tourism to be able to better connect with possible collaborators and work together to help the region.
- The OCVA Summit is happening October 11-12, 2017 in Gold Beach
- OSU Outdoor Recreation Summit (Statewide, not just for Southern Oregon Coast)
- The networks for the two Travel Oregon Rural Tourism Studios that have been conducted in the region are active and continue to work. A grant application to Travel Oregon is being finalized by the “South Coast/Coos Region” studio participants. The next meeting of these groups is expected to be November 8th, WRCA Center 10am-12
- The Wild Rivers Coast Tourism Network Marketing team just completed a project that contracted with professional photographers to obtain more than 300 professional images of the region from Bandon to Brookings which can now be used by the local DMO’s to market the region. These will be shown at the next group meeting opportunity. See Video of some of the images. or PDF Slideshow