WTF's tourism grant application for the build-out of the Stub Stewart Freeride Mountain Bike Area has been APPROVED!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sylke Neal-Finnegan, APR
(503) 644-5555, ext. 104,
Washington County Visitors Association Announces Recipients
of its 2011-2012 Tourism Development Grants
BEAVERTON, Ore. (June 21, 2010) -- The Washington County Visitors Association (WCVA), awarded to local businesses and organizations a total of $215,430 in tourism grants.
The following recipients were awarded a portion of the overall total for various projects, including publication of marketing materials, out-of-area-marketing efforts, infrastructure improvements and other tourism development efforts:
· Community Vision Inc.
· Washington County Cross Country Club
· Forest Grove Chamber of Commerce
· City of Forest Grove Community Forestry Commission
· Oregon Department of Forestry, Forest Grove District
· A Great Oregon Wine Tour/WineUP! TV
· North Willamette Vintners
· Tree to Tree Adventure Park
· Tualatin Chamber of Commerce
· Washington County Museum
· Westside Trail Federation
Recipients were selected by the WCVA’s grant committee, which is comprised of select members of the organization’s board of directors. Allocated grants will be dispersed during the WCVA’s 2011-2012 fiscal year for projects started and completed during the same time frame.
The sole purpose of the funds allocated is for the development or promotion of emerging events, activities and other tourism-related attractions in Washington County. To be considered for funding, projects must have the potential to attract and draw tourists from at least 50 miles outside of Washington County and the Portland Metro area, thereby increasing visitor spending in the local economy.
All grant recipients are required to demonstrate how the awarded funds increased visitor spending in Washington County from visitors who traveled from out of the Portland Metro area, as well as report a return on investment on these grants.
About the Washington County Visitors Association
The Washington County Visitors Association (WCVA) is an accredited destination marketing organization, which serves the region’s tourism industry by actively promoting Washington County, Oregon, to business and leisure travelers, sports and event planners, meeting planners and group tour operators as a desired travel destination. Washington County includes the growing communities of Banks, Beaverton, Cornelius, Durham, Forest Grove, Gaston, Hillsboro, King City, North Plains, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin and Wilsonville, and is home to world-class golf, award-winning wineries, an array of outdoor recreation and superb dining and shopping. For more information, visit www.visitwashingtoncountyoregon.com, www.yourwaytoplay.com, or call 503-644-5555/ 800-537-3149.