Strengthening our Tourism Economy
Tourism has always been the lifeblood of our economy in Northern Nevada. As the Chairman of the Reno-Sparks Convention Visitors Authority (RSCVA), I have fought to protect and strengthen our most important industry.
Through hard work and dedication, we were able to implement new leadership at the RSCVA. This change in leadership allowed us to establish a new Visit Reno Tahoe brand campaign, saved taxpayers $1.5 million dollars through a new facility management contract, and landed four new city-wide conventions that will help to keep our hotel rooms filled throughout the next year.
In 2017, over 5.1 million tourists visited the Reno Tahoe area, which is the highest number of visitors we have ever seen. I am committed to build upon this success and grow our tourism economy here in Washoe County.