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The Tualatin Valley at Work

Read the latest articles from our industry newsletter, from news you can use to information about how we can work together as industry partners. If you’d like to subscribe to our industry newsletter, please send us an email with your name, title, place of business and email address.

Summer 2017

New Transient Lodging Taxes Enacted

In its August 8th meeting, the city of Tigard enacted a 2.5% city transient lodging tax (TLT), which is in addition to the countywide 10.8% TLT. The 2.5% tax is estimated to generate approximately $625,000 in additional revenue. At least 70% of the revenue generated by the tax is required to be allocated for tourism promotion or for tourism-related purposes. The tax will be implemented starting September 2017. Read more >>>

Public Notice

Public Hearings Regarding A-engrossed Land Use Ordinance No. 815, an Ordinance Amending the Community Development Code Relating to Wineries Legislation

The Washington County Board of Commissioners met July 18th to discuss The Oregon Winegrowers Association’s pending land use appeal, which affects wineries and tasting rooms. Read more >>>

Upcoming Hearings: 
August 15, 2017, 10 a.m.
September 5, 2017, 10 a.m.
September 26, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

Welcome New Board Members!

Laurine Apolloni, co-founder of Apolloni Vineyards, Jeff Brown, general manager of Holiday Inn – Portland South-Wilsonville, and Lana Painter, executive director of the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce, joined the WCVA’s Board of Directors.  The WCVA welcomed its new board members at its July meeting. Read their bios >>>

Moving the Tualatin Valley Brand Forward

The WCVA is working with Huen PDX, a small, local branding agency in helping the WCVA further the Tualatin Valley brand among the traveling public. The agency will objectively assess the Tualatin Valley brand’s foundation and expression, and will provide the WCVA with insights and will identify themes and priorities to help the brand move forward.

The WCVA is in good company. Huen’s client roster includes national brands, such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Nike, Adidas, Starbucks Coffee Company, Sephora, Reebok and many more. Read more >>>

WCVA Releases FY2016-2017 Annual Report

In 2016, nearly 3 million people visited Tualatin Valley, pumping more than $600 million into the Washington County economy. While the region’s tourism industry continues to grow, so does its room inventory, as 52 hotels now serve Washington County.

The Washington County Visitors Association recently released its 2016-2017 Annual Report, which outlines the Washington County tourism industry as well as the organization’s marketing and sales efforts.

Read about the local growth of our industry, the hotel boom and more:
Hotel Performance & Sales >>> 
Research and Marketing >>>
Tourism Development >>>

Job Opportunity:  WCVA is Seeking a Destination Development Manager

The WCVA is seeking a passionate and creative Tourism Development Manager, who will work with community leaders and tourism-related businesses in western Washington County to help identify their tourism potential, better participate in the Tualatin Valley’s tourism economy, and develop the area’s tourism product. Qualified candidates must have at least five years of experience in community and/or tourism development. Learn more >>>

Send Us Your Brochures and Rack Cards

Our visitor information center, located in the lobby in the Beaverton Building at The Round,carries a wealth of tourism information about the area. Please send us your brochures, rack cards and any additional information that will be useful to visitors. If you have 8×11 or 11×17 posters of upcoming events, please send those our way, too. For more information, please contact us by email.

Link to Us!

Please consider adding a link to our new website. If you already link to our website, please update it with our new URL, tualatinvalley.org. The website is the preeminent resource for tourism information and garners 500,000+ unique visitors annually. We include links to lodging properties, wineries, breweries, attractions, chambers of commerce, and other tourism partners. Questions? Please contact us via email.

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