AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Sharon McCamy , Vice Chair, Lee District

May 20, 2002

Staff Lead:

Department: 

Talmage Reeves , Director

Economic Development

Topic:  A Resolution to Establish a Fauquier County Tourism Advisory Council, a Fauquier County Tourism Program and a Revised Historic Resources Committee

 

 In 2001, the Board of Supervisors received recommendations from the Tourism Task Force.  Those recommendations were:

1.      Create a central point for planning and tourism coordination for Fauquier County;

2.      Create a Fauquier County Toursim Advisory Council and a Fauquier County Department of Tourism;

3.      Recommend an approach to establish a tourism assessment for Fauquier County.

 

In January 2002, the Board also received a Proposal to Restructure Economic Development / Creation of Tourism Program that recommends:

1.      Development of a tourism assessment for Fauquier;

2.      Coordination of events and tourism planning;

3.      Setting of priorities for tourism development, to include an emphasis on development of heritage tourism in Fauquier. 

 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adopting the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

There is no financial impact to the requested action.

However, should the Board support the creation of a Tourism Advisory Council and a County Tourism Program administered in the Economic Development Department, a staff person will be requested.

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Economic Development Department

Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce

Town of Warrenton

Attachments: 

A.       Resolution

B.        Tourism Task Force Recommendations

C.       Proposal to Restructure Economic Development/Creation of Tourism Program