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Valley County Tourism Committee Seeking Arcadia Representative

Valley County Tourism committee members are visionaries for the local economy in that they work to attract travelers’ outside dollars and retain local dollars when it comes to visiting, utilizing and supporting businesses, natural resources, events and destinations in Valley County.

The Tourism committee strives to fulfill its mission – to promote unknown and underappreciated destinations and events in Valley County to attract those who desire adventure and relaxation for overnight stays, corporate retreats and the enjoyment of our community’s assets – in a variety of ways.

In the past, the Tourism committee has published the Venture to Valley County travel guide, coordinated photo contests, state-wide and national magazine advertisements and social media marketing campaigns and collaborated with other community organizations to welcome thousands of visitors throughout the years including Tour de Nebraska cyclists, visiting artists and performers, livestock show participants and conference attendees. 

Current endeavors include redesigning the website (www.VisitValleyCounty.com), coordinating photo and video shoots to develop high impact digital assets, supporting local projects with the Tourism Destination Development Fund and attracting and co-coordinating state-wide conferences to take place in Valley County, all in an effort to attract target audiences to travel to and stay overnight in Valley County.

The Valley County Tourism Committee utilizes dollars from local lodging tax funds for projects and promotions. Valley County’s 5% lodging tax is paid by visitors when they stay at any hotel, guest house or campground in Valley County. One percent of the tax is designated for state use and the remaining four percent comes back to Valley County and is equally split between the County Visitors Promotion Fund and the County Visitors Improvement Fund.

There are currently representatives from Ord, North Loup and Elyria that volunteer as tourism committee members and there is an open seat for an Arcadia representative. The committee meets on the second Monday of each month at 5:00 pm at the Valley County Tourism office in Ord. If you are interested in being a positive and collaborative ambassador for the Valley County community in this way, please contact Kristina Foth at the Valley County Tourism office at (308) 728-7875 or kristinafoth@ordnebraska.com.

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