SB 430: An Act Concerning Regional Tourism District Boards of Directors

March 5, 2021
 
TO: Commerce Committee

RE: SB 430 An Act Concerning Regional Tourism District Boards of Directors
 
Dear Committee members:
 
I am writing today on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut in support of SB 430 An Act Concerning Regional Tourism District Boards of Directors. As a former member of the Board and current administrative partner to the Eastern Regional Tourism District, I fully support this legislation that will improve representation and increase the effectiveness of the district.
 
The regional tourism districts have been effective in providing a regional voice in tourism, but smaller towns have faced challenges in finding a representative. Offering municipalities, the option to jointly appoint a representative improves their opportunity for representation on the Board and provides opportunities to collaborate that otherwise might not be there.
 
On behalf of the Chamber and the Eastern Regional Tourism District, I write in strong support of SB 430 An Act Concerning Regional Tourism District Boards of Directors. Thank you for the opportunity to address this matter and thank you for your public service.
 
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Tony Sheridan
President and CEO, Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut

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