Whitefish Convention & Visitor Bureau Committee

Meetings

  • 2:30 pm
  • 2nd Monday of every month
  • City Hall
    418 E 2nd Street
    Whitefish, MT 59937

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

  • Zak Anderson (Restaurants/Bars)
  • Jenny Cloutier (Transportation)
  • Jessie Farnes (Member at Large/Restuarant/Bar-Montana Coffee Traders) 
  • Rhonda Fitzgerald (Small Lodging Properties)
  • Mariah Joos (Retail-Nelson Hardware-Retail)
  • Nick Polumbus (Whitefish Mountain Resort)
  • Erica Terrell (Restaurant/Bar)
  • Luke Walrath (Alpine Theatre Company-Member at Large)
  • Edna White-(Large Lodging Properties)

About

The Purpose and Duties (PDF) of the committee are:

  1. To be the designated nonprofit convention and visitors’ bureau for the city of Whitefish
  2. To develop an annual marketing plan and budget for each fiscal year, which annual marketing plan and budget will be presented to the Whitefish city council for approval
  3. To submit the annual marketing plan approved by the Whitefish city council to the Montana tourism advisory council and receive approval by the tourism advisory council of such annual marketing plan
  4. To contract with the Montana Department of commerce to receive lodging tax revenues earmarked for tourism promotion and disbursed pursuant to section 15-65-121, Montana Code Annotated
  5. To implement the annual marketing plan referenced above, and use the proceeds distributed by the Montana Department of Commerce pursuant to the budget approved by the Whitefish city council
  6. To comply with all of the provisions contained under the category "eligible organizations" in the "Regulations And Procedures For Regional/CVB Tourism Organizations Use Of Lodging Facility Use Tax Revenue" promulgated by the Montana Department of commerce
  7. To provide recommendations and advice to the Whitefish city council, as appropriate, regarding tourism promotion
  8. To solicit nonvoting members residing in or owning a business located in the city of Whitefish zoning jurisdiction if the committee determines it to be in the best interests of the committee and in the best interests of tourism promotion; such members may be required by the committee to pay an annual fee for membership
  9. To conduct such additional activities with regard to tourism promotion as are determined by the committee to be in the best interests of the committee and of the city of Whitefish