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 and submit it by email to as soon as possible.

For details, go to and scroll to the Cambria Tourism Board, contact a current member or the Cambria’s liaison to the county board, Marjorie Ott, at

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 and at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1000 Main St.