Tompkins County
New York


Award of Fall 2017 Strategic Tourism Implementation Funding


Department:Strategic Tourism Planning BoardSponsors:


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  2. MEMO-STI funding 2017_FALL

Resolution/Document Body

WHEREAS, the Tompkins County Legislature accepted the 2020 Strategic Tourism Plan on September 18th, 2012, and


WHEREAS, the Tompkins County Strategic Tourism Planning Board (STPB) has adopted both a Heritage Tourism Implementation Plan and a Beautification, Public Art and Signage Strategic Plan, which further identify priority actions for implementing the 2020 Strategic Tourism Plan, and


WHEREAS, Tompkins County has established a dedicated funding source for implementing the 2020 Strategic Tourism Plan, known as the Strategic Tourism Implementation fund, and


WHEREAS, the Tompkins Center for History and Culture project and Tompkins County Placemaking Toolkit project are eligible for funding as Strategic Tourism Implementation projects, and


WHEREAS, the STPB has voted to recommend funding in full for the Tompkins Center for History and Culture proposal including $28,000 in 2017, and $100,000 in 2018, and


WHEREAS, a separate resolution authorizing a budget adjustment in the amount of $100,000 from the Strategic Tourism Implementation program to the County’s Capital Project budget for the Tompkins Center for History and Culture will be brought forward in early 2018, and


WHEREAS, Strategic Tourism Implementation funding exists within the hotel room occupancy tax-funded Tourism Program budget for 2017, now therefore be it


              RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Budget, Capital, and Personnel Committee, That the following grant is awarded 2017 Strategic Tourism Implementation funding:


Applicant / Project


The History Center in Tompkins County Tompkins Center for History and Culture



RESOLVED, further, That the Tompkins County Planning and Sustainability Department is authorized to spend up to $500 out of the Strategic Tourism Implementation Program budget, account 6475.54492 to contract with Cornell Design Connect to develop the Tompkins County Placemaking Toolkit,


RESOLVED, further, That the County Administrator or his designee is authorized to sign any agreements pertaining to the aforementioned projects.