Pressing Sand!
Oregon South Coast Regional Tourism Network
We Collaborate to Enhance Economic Development Through Sustainable Tourism!
Front Row: Joe Benetti, Mayor of Coos Bay and Network Core Team Member, Julie Miller, Network Manager of the South Coast Regional Tourism Network, Jodi Fritts, City Manager of Gold Beach and Network Core Team Member, Katherine Hoppe, Tourism Manager, The Mill Casino * Hotel and Network Core Team Member.
Back Row: Todd Davidson, CEO Travel Oregon, Marie Simonds, Program Manager with Wild Rivers Coast Alliance and Network Core Team Member, DeeDee Murphy, Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce and Network Member, Janice Langlinais, Executive Director of Coos Bay-North Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau and Network Member, Sam Baugh, Executive Director of South Coast Development Council and Network Core Team Member, Cheryl Crockett, Visitor Service Manager, Coos Bay Visitor Information Center/Coos Bay-North Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau, Lucinda DiNovo, Director of Sales & Marketing, The Mill Casino * Hotel and Coos Bay City Council,
Network Wins Governor's Tourism Award for Innovative Partnerships
The Innovative Partnership Award recognizes organizations or businesses that have successfully entered into a traditional or non-traditional partnership that resulted in an enhanced visitor experience.

By leveraging traditional and non traditional partnerships, organizations and businesses can maximize budget, capacity and skill set, creating an increase in efficiencies and a higher-level aligned outcome.
Oregon 2021

IAAF World Track & Field Championships Coming to Eugene in August 6-15.
History was made when the International Association of Athletics Federations – the world’s governing body for the sport of track and field – awarded the 2021 World Championships to the state of Oregon, the first time the event will be held in the United States.

It’s happening in Eugene, better known as TrackTown USA. This athletic community is famous for its quality tracks and trails, and hosts the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials at the University of Oregon.

The entire state is buzzing with excitement and talking about how each community can welcome guests from around the world while they are here.

Is your community thinking about how they can welcome these guests?

Oregon 21 by the Numbers

  • Participation: 214 Countries
  • Athletes: 2,000
  • Media Attendees: 3,000
  • Viewer: Up to 6 BILLION impressions
  • Visitors: 50,000
  • Volunteers: 4,000
  • Estimated Impact: $205 Million
Governor Appoints New Member to Oregon Tourism Commission
Governor Kate Brown has appointed a new member to the Oregon Tourism Commission (dba Travel Oregon). Lucinda DiNovo, Director of Sales and Marketing for The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park in Coos Bay, has been in the hospitality industry for 22 years. 

Lucinda has a degree in business management and marketing from Oregon State University. She is a Coos Bay City Councilor, Coos Bay-North Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau Board Member, American Leadership Forum Senior Fellow and has served on numerous boards including the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association and Board of Trustees for Coos History Museum. 
"I’m very honored to serve on the Oregon Tourism Commission. I’m passionate about our rural communities and the economic opportunities tourism creates," said Lucinda. "I’m looking forward to working with an organization that shares this same commitment."

"We're excited to have Lucinda join the Oregon Tourism Commission," said Todd Davidson, CEO, Travel Oregon. "Her expertise and experience in tourism and hospitality will help drive Travel Oregon's efforts over the next four years." 
The South Coast is proud to have Lucinda represent the Coast.
Network Meeting
May 15th
Join us at the Mill Casino on May 15th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for an update on our branding and strategic marketing efforts, both regional and coast wide, networking and lunch.

Reminder: If you are interested in staying the night the Mill is offering a special rate of $105.00. Just call their reservations department at 800-953-4800 and mention the South Coast Network Meeting.

No Cost for the meeting but make sure you RSVP to [email protected] because seating is limited.

Oregon South Coast Regional Tourism Network | 541-347-5653 | [email protected]
Photo Credit: Travel Oregon, Hayward Field Renovation Rendering/ University of Oregon, Coos Bay-North Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau, Julie Miller