County supervisors have appointed Jim Bahringer, Cambria services district director and co-owner of Fog’s End Bed & Breakfast, to fill a vacancy left on the Cambria Tourism Board in December by the resignation of Nancy Carr of San Simeon Pines Seaside Resort, the board’s former vice president.
Bahringer was appointed in the supervisors’ consent-agenda item heard early Tuesday, Feb. 10, the same day as his first session as a member of the Tourism Board.
Before the meeting, he told a reporter that if any issues arose at a tourism board meeting that would, or would appear to, pose a conflict of interest with his service on the Cambria Community Services District Board of Directors, he would recuse himself. The reverse would hold true at a services-district session.
The Cambria board formed in 2011 under the auspices of the County Tourism Business Improvement District to increase “heads in beds,” or the use of area motels, hotels, bed-and-breakfast inns, vacation rentals and homestays.
The Cambria board and its grants and programs are funded by a 1-percent tax paid by guests at those lodgings.
Bahringer was re-elected to the Cambria CSD Board of Directors in December along with fellow incumbent Michael Thompson.
Bahringer is a Navy veteran, consultant, businessman and member of several civic organizations.