The Community Advisory Committee has been established to participate in the development of the tourism destination management strategy and support its implementation. The committee will provide recommendations for the project, represent key stakeholder groups in the community and provide transparency between the contractor, the public, the government organizations and the tourism industry.
The members of the Community Advisory Committee is currently comprised of representatives from the community's local government organizations, Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce, Ketchikan Visitors Bureau, Native organizations, the commercial fishing industry, resident associations, federal land managers, and residents involved in economic development and key tourism industry attractions.
The roles and responsibilities of the Community Advisory Committee include:
Support the Borough's steering committee in the development and review of project goals and objectives, the project progress, and provide feedback and recommendations to ensure that the agreed deliverables are produced satisfactorily according to plans;
Ensure adequate involvement, representation of and communication with key stakeholder groups throughout all phases of work;
Provide input to support ongoing governance of the tourism strategy beyond the project plan.
*The Community Advisory Committee will hold regular meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month at noon in the Borough Assembly Chambers.