Tompkins County
New York


Designation of Tourism Promotion Agency for State


Department:Strategic Tourism Planning BoardSponsors:


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Resolution/Document Body

              WHEREAS, the Tompkins County Planning and Sustainability Department in its administrative function for tourism matters is qualified to recommend the appropriate agency for official Tourism Promotion Agency (TPA) designation, and


              WHEREAS, the Strategic Tourism Planning Board has reviewed the matter with appropriate agency representatives, and


WHEREAS, Tompkins County has historically been a gateway to the Finger Lakes region of New York State and experiences significant economic benefit from tourism as a result, and


WHEREAS, to obtain certain New York State funding, counties must designate a TPA, and


              WHEREAS, Tompkins County has a contract with the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce for the period of January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2018, to provide destination marketing services for Tompkins County through the Ithaca Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau (ITCCVB), now therefore be it


RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Budget, Capital, and Personnel Committee, That the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce and its Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (ITCCVB) be granted the official TPA designation for Tompkins County for State Fiscal Year 2017-2018,


              RESOLVED, further, That the President & CEO or the Vice President, Tourism & Community Relations of the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce report to the appropriate Legislative Committee if change occurs in state tourism funding requirements.