The City of Wilsonville’s Tourism Promotion Committee has awarded $44,000 in grants to assist seven local organizations in providing events and attractions that bring visitors to the Wilsonville area.
These awards come from two programs, both funded by lodging taxes paid by overnight visitors: $25,000 from the City of Wilsonville Community Tourism Matching Grant program and $19,000 from the Clackamas County Tourism Community Partnership Program (CPP).
“The seven organizations we are funding this year have successfully drawn visitors in past years to Wilsonville and Clackamas County,” said Parks and Recreation Program Manager Brian Stevenson, who administers the grant programs. “We’re proud to support community efforts to bring entertainment and cultural enrichment to residents and visitors alike. Cumulatively, these efforts make Wilsonville a great place to live and visit.”
The complete list of award recipients funded by the City and County tourism grant programs:
City of Wilsonville Community Tourism Awards — $25,000
Clackamas County Tourism Community Partnership Awards — $19,000
Enhancing tourism in Wilsonville is a primary objective of City Council, which earlier this month approved a two-year Tourism Promotion Marketing Plan as well as a Directional Signage and Wayfinding Plan to make the City more accessible to visitors. Wilsonville-area tourism attractions and events can be found online at www.ExploreWilsonville.com.
For information on the grant programs, visit www.WilsonvilleParksandRec.com/GrantPrograms or contact Brian Stevenson, Program Manager, at 503-570-1523, email@example.com.