The Rio Grande County Tourism Board / Panel (Tourism Board) is organized under Senate Bill No. 23, Section 1.30-11-107.5 pursuant to the action of the Rio Grande County Commissioners for the purpose of administering the county lodging tax tourism fund. The purposes are restricted to advertising and promoting tourism for the benefit of those unincorporated areas and municipalities from which the lodging tax originated. A tax of 1.9% is therefore added to all lodging less than 30 days within this area.
The Rio Grande County Tourism Board which is comprised of members involved in the tourism industry representing Monte Vista, Del Norte and South Fork and their surrounding areas, meets monthly to develop and implement strategies to market Rio Grande County as a tourist destination. Members are appointed by the County Commissioners for a term of three years. Meetings are at 9 am on the 3rd Tuesday of the month in the commissioners room, on the second floor of the County Court House, located in Del Norte, CO and usually last 2 to 3 hours.
Josephine Pierce – Chairman : Click to Email
Britt Jardon – Vice Chairman : Click to Email
Dustin Underwood – Secretary/Treasurer : Click to Email
Mark Applewhite : Click to Email
Linda Burnett : Click to Email
Louise Colville : Click to Email
Obbie Dicky : Click to Email
Ruth Carapella – Tourism Promotion Assistant : Click to Email
For More Information
For more information about the Rio Grande County Tourism Board, we have provided our By-Laws for your reference: