Tourism Advisory Committee

About the Tourism Advisory Committee

The Tourism Advisory Committee is a committee appointed by the Board of Supervisors that serves in an advisory capacity for the tourism community to the Tourism Manager, County Administrator, and the Board of Supervisors. The Committee works with and makes recommendations on matters pertaining to advertising, target marketing, and long-range plans for tourism in Orange County. This Committee also investigates, researches, and reports on the feasibility of adoption or implementation of ideas and initiatives to further the County's tourism efforts and to increase tax revenues and visitation numbers.

The mission statement of the Orange County Tourism Advisory Committee is to inform and engage all tourism sectors and the community, creating a unified, dynamic consortium that increases tourism in Orange County for the benefit of the entire community.

The Tourism Advisory Committee is an advisory board, not a policy board. Therefore, it can make recommendations, but not set policy.

View the Tourism Advisory Committee Bylaws.

Tourism Advisory Committee Meetings

Regular meetings of the Tourism Advisory Committee are held on the second Wednesday of every other month, beginning in January, at 5:30 p.m.  Meeting locations rotate between Orange County businesses.

Current Members

Agritourism

Vacant

Term Expires: December 31, 2021

Arts, Theater, Culture

Phil Audibert
Audibert Tours / Arts Center Board
Term Expires: December 31, 2021

Chamber of Commerce

Deanne Marshall
Executive Director
Term Expires: December 31, 2021

Community Organization

Bruce Monroe
African American Historical Society
Term Expires: December 31, 2022

Historical Sites

Derek Brookman
Exchange Hotel
Term Expires: December 31, 2021

Historical Sites

Tim Sutphin
Germanna Foundation
Term Expires: December 31, 2022

Historical Sites

Christy Moriarty
James Madison's Montpelier
Term Expires: December 31, 2021

Historical Sites / National Parks

Mark Leach
Friends of the Wilderness Battlefield
Term Expires: December 31, 2022

Hospitality

Sunnie Cappelle
Inns of Montpelier
Term Expires: December 31, 2022

Hospitality

Vacant

Term Expires: December 31, 2021

Museums

Bethany Sullivan
James Madison Museum
Term Expires: December 31, 2021

Recreation

Tim Moubray
Orange County Parks and Recreation
Term Expires: December 31, 2021

Recreation

Pam Young
Skydive Orange
Term Expires: December 31, 2022

Recreation

Vacant

Term Expires: December 31, 2022

Restaurants

Marty VanSantvoord
Beggars Banquet
Term Expires: December 31, 2021

Retail

Beate Casati
Cavallo Gallery
Term Expires: December 31, 2022

Town of Orange Organization

Charlotte Cole
Orange Downtown Alliance
Term Expires: December 31, 2022

Visitor Center

David Solomon
Gordonsville Visitor Center
Term Expires: December 31, 2022

Wineries

Eric Hopwood
Honah Lee Vineyard
Term Expires: December 31, 2021

Wineries

Kenny White
Chateau Merrillanne
Term Expires: December 31, 2022

Board of Supervisors' Liaison

Lee Frame


Agendas & Minutes

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For More Information

For more information on the Tourism Advisory Committee, please contact Lori Landes-Carter, Tourism Manager, at (540) 661-5324 or by email.