Tompkins County
New York


Award of 2018 Strategic Tourism Implementation Grant to Historic Ithaca for Joint Heritage Tourism Program Implementation


Department:Strategic Tourism Planning BoardSponsors:

Resolution/Document Body

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


WHEREAS, the Tompkins County Strategic Tourism Planning Board (STPB) has adopted a Heritage Tourism Implementation Plan that further identifies 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 (STI) fund, and


WHEREAS, the Joint Historic Ithaca/History Center Heritage Tourism Program is eligible for funding as Strategic Tourism Implementation project, and


WHEREAS, Historic Ithaca and the History Center have provided leadership over the past two years in implementing the STPB’s vision for heritage tourism development, and the STPB voted to recommend partial funding for one-year implementation of the Joint Historic Ithaca/History Center Heritage Tourism Program in the amount of $55,150, and


WHEREAS, funding exists within the hotel room occupancy tax-funded Tourism Program budget for 2018, now therefore be it


              RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Budget, Capital, and Personnel Committee, That the following grant is awarded 2018 Strategic Tourism Implementation funding:


Applicant / Project


Historic Ithaca, Inc., Joint Historic Ithaca / History Center Heritage Tourism Program



RESOLVED, further, That the County Administrator or his designee be and hereby is authorized to sign any agreements pertaining to the aforementioned project.


Meeting History

Jan 2, 2018 5:00 PM  Budget, Capital and Personnel Committee Special Meeting

Mr. Knipe explained the purpose of the resolution and said although the initial request was for two-year funding this action supports one-year funding. The major component of the request was for a shared staff person whose role is to implement and market heritage tourism programming. As the review committee had several questions, Historic Ithaca and The History Center as the applicant will be given an opportunity to respond to those questions and is expected to reapply for the funds early next year.

MOVER:Daniel Klein, Member
SECONDER:Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Member
AYES:Michael Sigler, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Glenn Morey, Daniel Klein
Jan 16, 2018 5:30 PM Media Tompkins County Legislature Regular Meeting
MOVER:Michael Sigler, Member
SECONDER:Deborah Dawson, Member
AYES:Shawna Black, Amanda Champion, Deborah Dawson, Henry Granison, Rich John, Anna Kelles, Daniel Klein, Anne Koreman, Michael Lane, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Martha Robertson, Michael Sigler