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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


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2017 Visitor Industry Celebration

Congratulations to our 2017 Award Recipients

Destination Award - South Willamette Wineries Association

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 - Oakridge Mayor Jim Coey

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.

 

Sports Leadership Award - Eugene Country Club

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 - Eugene Airport

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. 

 

Additional 2017 Eugene, Cascades & Coast Awards

This year's program also recognized award recipients in the following categories:

Tourism Ambassador Award - Selected by the local chambers of commerce and presented to an individual or organization who, through their efforts, has excelled in service to Eugene, Cascades & Coast visitors. 

2017 VIC Tourism Ambassador for Coburg

Coburg - Petra Schuetz

2017 VIC Tourism Ambassador for Cottage Grove, Gary Williams

Cottage Grove - Bohemia Foundation

2017 VIC Tourism Ambassador Award for Creswell, Scott Olson

Creswell - The Creswell Chronicle

2017 VIC Tourism Ambassador for Eugene

Eugene - Nigel Francisco

2017 VIC Tourism Ambassador for Veneta, Crystalyn Autochovich

Veneta-Fern Ridge - Oregon Country Fair

2017 VIC Tourism Ambassador Award for Florence

Florence - Mike Bones

2017 VIC Ambassador Award for McKenzie River

McKenzie River - Carol Tannebaum

2017 VIC Tourism Ambassador for Oakridge/Westfir

Oakridge/Westfir - Dawn Hendrix

2017 VIC Tourism Ambassador for Springfield

Springfield - Vicki Wisvary

2017 VIC Tourism Ambassador Award for Tri County

TriCounty (Junction City) - Chuck Cook 

Travel Lane County Board Service Recognition  

Presented to individuals who have given of their time and expertise in service on the Travel Lane County board of directors. 2017 honorees included George Poling, Randy Dreiling and Mark Guistina.

2017 VIC Past Board Member Recognition

George Poling 

Past Chair Recognition 

Presented to the Travel Lane County board chair for his/her service and leadership.  

2017 VIC Board Chair award

Robert Canaga

Thank you to our presenters and sponsors!

State of the Industry

Kari WestlundKari Westlund, President & CEO, Travel Lane County

Kari recapped the 2016 visitor industry highlights in Lane County. She shared the latest accomplishments, challenges and trends facing this dynamic market. Kari has been at the helm of Travel Lane County for over twenty years. During that time she has also served as chair of the Oregon Tourism Commission, President of the Board of Directors for the Oregon Track Club and President of the Board of Directors for the Arts & Business Alliance of Eugene.

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William SullivanWilliam L. Sullivan, Author

William is a well respected authority on Oregon's outdoors, and an author of 21 popular books, including “100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Central Oregon Cascades,” “Hiking Oregon’s History,” and a series of murder mysteries set in Oregon. He lives in Eugene and writes a monthly "Oregon Trails” column for the Outdoors page of the Register-Guard. Visit Oregon Outdoors to learn more. His keynote presentation was sponsored by the Oregon RV Alliance.

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