Join hundreds of Tourism industry professionals from across Washington State in Olympia on Tuesday, February 9. We need your help to take a stand on the crucial issues that affect us all and to remind our elected leaders WHY TOURISM MATTERS.
Tourism means jobs, community development, economic development and statewide tax revenue.
We need YOU there to demonstrate that our industry is vast and varied. You’ll take part in legislative district lunches and office visits with legislators and their key staff members to explain the importance of tourism to Washington and your district. Participants will maintain individual schedules based upon availability. Advance logistics and briefing notes will be supplied. Stay tuned for more information.
Wrap up our productive day at a reception at the Governor’s mansion with the Honorable Christine Gregoire and key legislators from the Tourism Commission. Enjoy Washington wines and hors d’oeuvres with your colleagues and the Governor.
Registration must be received by Friday, February 5 and you must bring photo ID matching your registration name for security clearance. Space is limited.
A representative from your region will be in contact with you in early February to confirm your agenda, provide you with information relative to your region and be available to answer any questions.
Schedule of Events in Olympia on February 9th:
- 10:00 am: Briefing Session at First Congregational Church
- 11:15 am: Group Photo on South Lawn of the Capitol
- 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch with Legislators by District
(subject to availability, may be on your own)
- 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Meetings with Legislators and/or staff
*Optional Capitol Tours and Targeted Committee hearings
- 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Reception at Governor’s Mansion with Tourism Commission Legislators
Registration is $25 per person.
Please register now and commit to making a difference by February 5, 2010.
You’ll need to provide us with some additional information on the registration form, so before clicking below, please find your:
- WSDMO Tourism Matters zone
- Legislative District
(please be sure to provide your Legislative District, NOT Congressional District.)
Then CLICK HERE to register
Due to the nature of the additional information we need to collect, individuals must register separately.
Special rates for lodging have been arranged at Red Lion (space available). Call 1-800-733-5466 or 360-943-4000 and ask for the WSDMO rate.