Tourism Committee

Communication, Coordination, Leadership, Enhanced Local Economy

   The Rural Tourism Studio (RTS), project was formed by Travel Oregon to improve the tourism economy and grow local businesses, jobs, affordable housing, schools and quality of life. Everyone is invited to help build the tourism and economy of the McKenzie River region by contributing “hands-on” talent!

   The MRCC has adopted branding used by Travel Lane County. Specifically color theme & font selections. When marketing the McKenzie River region, you are encouraged to use these guidelines.

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Tourism Promotions and Event Planning Meeting

Tourism Committee Meetings
Tourism Committee Agenda Template.docx
Tourism Committee Minutes Template.docx

Year-Round Tourism Action Plan
Year-Round Tourism Action Plan_Final.pdf

Agenda and Minutes
Tourism Committee Agenda 5.10.16.pdf
Attachment A - 5.10.16  - TSP Survey.pdf
Attachment B - 5.10.16 - Travel Oregon Notes from OTS Gathering.pdf
Attachment C - 5.10.16 - Governors Conference on Tourism Notes from Ashley.pdf

Tourism Committee Minutes 4.12.16.pdf
Attachment A 4.12.16 - Rural Prosperity Initiative Handout.pdf
Attachment B 4.12.16 - 2016 Oregon Bicycle Tourism Summit_Report_April 2016.pdf
Website Team Update 4.2016.pdf
Wayfinding Team Notes 2.16 to 4.16.pdf

Tourism Committee Minutes 3.8.16.pdf

Tourism Committee Minutes 2.9.16.pdf
Attachment A 2.9.16 - Action Plan Organizational Structure.pdf
Attachment B 2.9.16 - McKenzie River Corridor Visitor Survey.pdf

Tourism Committee Minutes 1.12.16.pdf
Handout: Year-Round Tourism Implementation Schedule.xlsx
Additional Information: Guest Service Gold.pdf
Additional Information: Guest Service Gold 2.pdf

Tourism Committee Minutes 12.8.2015.pdf
Tourism Committee Minutes 11.3.2015.pdf
Tourism Committee Minutes 10.13.2015.pdf

McKenzie River Brand
Mtg notes 6.19.12
No Meeting in July

Trails, Resources & Map Planning                                               
George Letchworth,

Residents who love experiencing nature up close, are welcome to assist with the planning, creation and promotion of a trail system that encourages the use of trails and improve the local economy.  The trail users include sight-seers, hikers, runners, mountain bikers and horseback riders.

Bicycle Route Planning & Events
George Letchworth,

Residents who experience the outdoors on “person powered” wheels are welcome to join us by identifying the plan, map routes and promote road cycling and mountain biking in the McKenzie River region.  The committee will support the road cycling and mountain biking events and promote cycling to improve the local economy.

McKenzie River Local   food, agriculture, arts & crafts
Carol Tannenbaum,

Residents who love farming, gardening, crafting, and eating or enjoying local products, are welcome to join us. Help create a McKenzie River experience highlighting our many local products including: Lavender, filberts, corn, various berries, rhododendrons, fiddle ferns, mushrooms, and more.  Promote farmer markets farm experiences and the use of local foods in McKenzie River restaurants. 

Support Local - Shop Local - Buy Local

McKenzie River Signature Events

This team promotes special McKenzie River events to increase tourism, improve the local economy and experience what McKenzie River communities have to offer.  Currently there are a number of events planned. MRSE will assist in the successful execution of the events. You will collaborate with other organizations on events and assist in the promotion of the events. 

McKenzie River Cultural Heritage
Margaret Beilharz,

From the glacial head waters of Clear Lake, the McKenzie River runs the valley and is central to the stories of wilderness, hot springs, wagon trains, Native Americans and early pioneers, gold, timber and logging, fishing, rafting and kayaking, hunting, huckleberries, blueberries, filberts and more! Share your story; provide history, writings, pictures and artifacts. Enrich the lives of visitors and capture the experience for our children’s future. 

McKenzie River Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 297, Walterville, OR 97489 

Monthly Meetings are held at member’s locations, alternating from lower/mid to upper river. Monthly meetings are held every third Thursday of each month at 12 noon. Details are posted on Events page.

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