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Posted on: March 14, 2017

OBT Issues Call for Tourism Retail Advisory Committee Members

The City of Montrose Office of Business and Tourism (OBT) is accepting applications from citizens interested in serving on the Tourism Retail Advisory Committee (TRAC).

TRAC members are a conduit for connecting the OBT with the community. These dedicated business owners and representatives serve as ambassadors to the community’s retail and tourism segments, help shape OBT activities, share information with the public, and convey comments and suggestions back to the committee.

TRAC members represent a cross-section of community partners and stakeholders. One vacancy exists within each of the following industry/community segments:

  • Lodging Industry - Individuals who own or operate a hotel, motel, RV park, campground, or Vacation Rental by Owner (VRBO).
  • Restaurant Industry - Individuals representing a business selling food and/or beverages within the city.
  • Retail and Recreation Industry - Individuals who own, operate, or represent a business selling retail and/or recreational goods and/or services within the city.
  • Outdoor Recreation - Individual who owns, operates, or participates in land management or outdoor tourism/recreation. Applicants who are state or federal employees employed in the areas of land management, outdoor tourism, and outdoor recreation are preferred.
  • Business Group or Organization - A board member or chief executive of any formally established retail or tourism business group recognized as having the authority to represent the board of directors of their respective organization.
  • At-Large Members - Any eligible OBT partner or interested resident of the city.

The TRAC is composed of up to thirteen members each serving two-year, overlapping terms. Meetings are held at 7:30 a.m. on the third Wednesdays of January, April, July, and October.

Applications are available online at, at City Hall (433 S. First Street), or by calling (970) 240-1431. Applications and letters of interest must be submitted to the City Clerk by 6 p.m., Monday, April 10.

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