Tourism Expert Recommendation and Review Panel

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Current Size: 80%

Mayor Jones has brought together a variety of stakeholders charged with the goal of enhancing Harrisonburg's tourism offerings. Panel representatives include: the restaurant and lodging industry, attractions, James Madison University, Eastern Mennonite University, Parks and Recreation, North East Neighborhood, both uptown and downtown, a young adult Harrisonburg resident, a Harrisonburg resident representing a family, brewer, realtor, City Council, and Tourism staff.


Meeting Date/Time/Location 

The Tourism Expert Recommendation and Review Panel meets in City Hall, Room 237 at 4:00pm, when meetings are called.


Upcoming meeting

The next meeting for Monday, May 2, 2016 has been postponed.


Minutes from previous meetings

PDF [283KB] Monday, April 4, 2016

PDF [268KB] Monday, March 7, 2016

PDF [273KB] Monday, February 1, 2016

PDF[73KB] Monday, November 30, 2015


Member Representing
Franita Coleman Fairfield Inn and Suites
Richard Smith Hampton Inn University
Lisa Shull Explore More Discovery Museum
Valerie Ghant Multi Cultural Department
Cherly Armstrong Auxiliary Services
Matthew Little Harrisonburg Parks & Recreation
Cortney Carderelli Valley Mall
Valerie Weaver Ten Thousand Villages
Caitlin Boyer Young Adult
Kristy Cardelli Johnson Family
Adam Shifflett Brothers Craft Brewing
Anna Bergey Funkhouser Home Team
Christopher Jones Mayor of Harrisonburg
Brenda Black Director of Tourism and Visitors Services