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Tourism Prince George has a full time staff of seven to carry out both Destination Marketing and Visitor Services activities for the community. The organization also employs part time seasonal staff members to assist with Visitor Services duties in the summer months. Staff information and contacts are as follows:
The eleven member Board of Directors is comprised of a variety of sectors that include: accommodations, attractions, transportation, food and beverage, and municipal administration. The current Board of Directors is as follows:
David McQuinn (Chair) Coast Inn of the North
Heather Oland (Vice-Chair) Ramada Plaza
Elke Hierl-Steinbauer (Secretary/Treasurer) Bon Voyage Motor Inn
Mary Jarbek (Governance) BC Restaurant & Foodservices Assoc.
Andy Beesley Prince George Cougars
Doug Bell Northern Lights Estate Winery
John Gibson Prince George Airport Authority
Myles Tycholis City of Prince George
Kayla Schmitz Sandman Signature Hotel
Lauren Phillips OVERHang Education Centre
Laurie Henderson Travelodge Prince George Goldcap
A stakeholder model has been adopted by the Tourism Prince George Board of Directors which means that all tourism businesses and organizations in the Prince George region are automatically stakeholders without having to pay a membership fee. A variety of partnership programs are in the development stage which will allow stakeholders to take advantage of leveraged opportunities to promote their businesses and increase tourism activity.
Tourism Prince George is funded through a Service Agreement with the City of Prince George along with the collection of the Municipal and Regional District Tax (MRDT). Other revenue sources include partnership programs, advertising sales, merchandise sales, and marketing contracts.
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