The Cambrian

Cambria Tourism Board seeking a new member

The Cambria Tourism Board is seeking a new member to replace one who resigned effective Aug. 13.

Anyone interested in serving on the board should complete an application available at http://cambriamag.com/AdvisoryBoardApp.pdf and submit it by email to admin@SLOcountyBID.com as soon as possible.

For details, go to www.winecoastcountry.com/members/ and scroll to the Cambria Tourism Board, contact a current member or the Cambria’s liaison to the county board, Marjorie Ott, at info@olallieberry.com.

Members of the Cambria Tourism Board are co-chairs Bram Winter of Moonstone Properties and Nancy Carr of San Simeon Pines Seaside Resort; Charlie Yates of Pacific Hotels; Victoria Moreno, Victoria’s Last Resort; Pragna Patel-Mueller, El Colibri Boutique Hotel & Spa; and member-at-large Linda Finley.

Deborah Scarborough of Black Cat Bistro has resigned.

The board was formed in 2011 to increase the use of area motels, hotels, bed-and-breakfast inns, vacation rentals and homestays.

Those businesses voted to charge their guests an additional 2 percent tax to help promote events and promotions that draw people into town for a stay in Cambria lodgings during the so-called “shoulder season,” mid-September to mid-June (except holidays).

And 1 percent of that money comes back to Cambria’s board to help increase overnight stays — the rest of the tax promotes tourism/lodging stays countywide in unincorporated areas.

The tourism group’s meetings are open to the public and usually are held at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Drive.

Agendas are posted online at www.winecoastcountry.com and at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1000 Main St.

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