Travel Lane County
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Adventure Center/Visitor Information: 3312 Gateway St · Springfield OR (Open daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Downtown Eugene Visitor Center: 754 Olive St · Eugene OR (Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Mailing Address: PO Box 10286 · Eugene OR 97440 s


2019 Visitor Industry Celebration Award Recipients

Travel Lane County recognized the following people and organizations during the 2019 Visitor Industry Celebration.  Congratulations to these recipients and all those who serve visitors daily throughout the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region.
 
Sports Leadership Award - Mike Ripley, Mudslinger Events. View award video
 
The Sports Leadership Award is presented to a local resident(s) or business that is directly responsible for the confirmation of a sports event, which brings in a significant number of overnight visitors to Lane County.
 

Convention Leadership Award - Janet Wasko, IAMCR. View award video 

The Convention Leadership Award is presented to a local resident(s) or business that is directly responsible for the confirmation of a meeting or event, which brings in a significant number of overnight visitors to Lane County.

Destination Award - PublicHouse, Patric Campbell & Colby Phillips. View award video

The Destination Award is presented to a business or individual who, through their efforts, have excelled in promoting the community and the Eugene, Cascades & Coast as a visitor destination.

Community Leadership Award - Richard Meyers, Cottage Grove. View award video

The Community Leadership Award is presented to a group, business or individual that has significantly contributed to the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region's tourism industry or visitor experience through an advocacy program(s), visitor product(s), or community development.

Stewardship Award - McKenzie River Trail Run, Tim Hooton. View award video

The Stewardship Award is presented to a business or organization that creates greater business/organization value through its demonstrated commitment to its people (social equity), the planet (environment) and profit (economic value).

Stewardship Award - Oregon Country Fair, Crystalyn Autuchovich. View award video

The Stewardship Award is presented to a business or organization that creates greater business/organization value through its demonstrated commitment to its people (social equity), the planet (environment) and profit (economic value).

Tourism Ambassador Awards

This award is given to an individual or organization that made significant contributions to the visitor experience in their community. Each chamber of commerce was tasked with selecting a recipient for their community.

  • Cottage Grove - Nadine Kelley
  • Creswell - City of Creswell
  • Eugene - Jen Bell
  • Florence - Jon Thompson
  • McKenzie River - George Letchworth
  • Oakridge/Westfir - Toni Wassenberg
  • Springfield - Nancie Koerber
  • TriCounty - Tom & Sue Hunton
  • Veneta Fern Ridge - Ric Ingham

Steve Schulz

Thank you Steve Schulz, executive director of Cycle Oregon, for bringing the keynote address.

 

Kari Westlund

 

Thank you Kari Westlund,Travel Lane County President & CEO, for providing a State of the Industry. 

 

Presented By

Mereté Hotel Management

Summit Bank

 

Supporting Sponsors

Turell Group Logo 150 px Wide

 

 

City of Eugene Logo

 

Valley River Inn

PeaceHealth Rides Logo

 

 

 

Urban Lumber Company Logo

Morton Creative Logo