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 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 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.


Tourism Advisory Committee Meetings

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

Current Members

Agritourism

Kent Woods
Liberty Mills Farm

Arts, Theater, Culture

Mark Leach
Friends of Wilderness Battlefield

Chamber of Commerce

Tammy Collins
Executive Director

Gordonsville Visitor Center

David Solomon
Director

Historical Sites

Phil Audibert
Audibert Tours

Historical Sites

Ashley Abruzzo
Germanna Foundation

Historical Sites

Christy Moriarty
James Madison's Montpelier

Hospitality

Dana Kierstead
Round Hill Inn

Inns at Montpelier

Jay Billie
Inn at Westwood Farm

Museums

Bethany Sullivan
James Madison Museum

Orange Downtown Alliance

Charlotte Cole
Executive Director

Recreation

Josh Dotson
Meadows Farm Golf Course

Recreation

Beth Seale
Rapidan River Kayak Company

Recreation

Pam Young
Skydive Orange

Restaurants

Marty VanSantvoord
Beggars Banquet

Retail

Sara Hanna
Alpaca Boutique/Sara's Jewel Box

Retail / Historical Sites

Angel May
Exchange Hotel

Wineries

Eric Hopwood
Honah Lee Vineyard

Wineries

Kenny White
Chateau Merrillanne

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 lcarter@orangecountyva.gov.