STAFF LIAISON: Chris Neider, 503-588-6258 -
mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
AUTHORITY: SRC Chapter 16
NUMBER OF MEMBERS: Nine
TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Mayoral Recommendation after consultation with Chair or Board with Council Approval
TERM LENGTH: Three Years
The Salem Cultural and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board advises the City Council on matters pertaining to the use of the transient occupancy tax, cultural activities and convention/tourism business in Salem.
The Salem Cultural and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board, encourages development of a unified approach to the promotion of Salem; recommending an annual budget to implement such activities; and reviewing and making recommendations on the performance of contractors funded by the transient occupancy tax.
The board advises the City Council on programs and issues affecting the promotion of Salem, particularly in the area of cultural amenities and tourism. The board's functions shall include advice and/or recommendations on:
Allocation of transient occupancy tax
Request for proposals (RFPs) for services necessary for the development and promotion of conventions and tourism
Coordination of activities with other public and private organizations including all recipients of transient occupancy tax, involved in the promotion of Salem and/or the enhancement of the quality of life in Salem
Review and comment on all quarterly/mid-year/annual reports filed with the city recipients of transient occupancy tax
Conduct of such other related functions as may be deemed necessary or beneficial to promote convention and tourism business in the City of Salem
The Salem Cultural and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Members of the public are encouraged to attend. Agendas and meeting packet materials are available no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to the Tuesday meeting.
Special membership requirements: The members shall be residents of or have their places of business in the City of Salem. One member shall be a representative of the for-profit tourism industry.
Current Members: Scott Snyder, Chair; Virginia Green, Vice Chair; Greg Astley; Cara Fischer; Frank Howard; Lola Hackett; Catherine Jarmin-Miller; and Javier Navarro, Kenji Sugahara.
Agendas are provided in portable document formats (PDF).
If you require a staff report or attachment in an alternate format e-mail email@example.com.