August 15, 2017
Visit Willits Tourism Board
In an effort to address the challenges presented by the bypass and continue to help the Willits community thrive, the Willits Chamber of Commerce and the City of Willits are collaborating in the formation of a new board, tasked with spearheading a marketing plan for Willits with a focus on driving tourism to Willits.
According to Allison Findley, Chamber Coordinator of the Willits Chamber of Commerce, “The mission of the Visit Willits Tourism Board is to stimulate local economic growth and to promote Willits as a destination through collaboration with community and county stakeholders.”
Lisa Epstein, President of the Willits Chamber of Commerce said, “The mission of the Willits Chamber is to make Willits a better place to live, work and play and the board of directors is excited about this collaborative effort with the City of Willits. We have been working to enhance and promote the Willits businesses and community to both residents and visitors through the creation and implementation of a comprehensive marketing plan for the community. As a program of the Chamber and in collaboration with the City of Willits, the Visit Willits Tourism Board is a huge step."
The Visit Willits Tourism Board, known as Visit Willits, will be a working board - with 13 seats reflecting a cross section of industries and stakeholders in the Willits area. Representatives from different industries who wish to be on the board are welcome to apply; including: attractions, lodging, retail, restaurants, and more. The Chamber and the City will appoint an interview panel, tasked with interviewing and selecting applicants to fill the 13 board seats. Applicants who are interested in a board seat but not appointed at this time will still have a variety of opportunities to participate in the form of administration, committees and events.
“We’ve got so much to offer, with our small-town charm and our unique location being the “Gateway to the Redwoods”, Willits is the perfect spot for them to stay if visitors are looking to explore Mendocino County. With the current challenges we are facing, now more than ever, we need to work together to promote our town,” shares Adrienne Moore, city manager.
An application for the Visit Willits Tourism Board will be posted on the websites of the Willits Chamber (www.willits.org) (See Below) and the City of Willits (www.cityofwillits.org) on Monday, August 14, 2017. Copies will also be available at the Chamber office located at 299 E. Commercial St. The deadline for submitting an application is September 1, 2017.
Please click below to view the Application. To apply please fill out the application and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you are welcome to mail it to, or drop it off at 299 E. Commercial St. Willits CA 95490.