Yates Tourism Advisory Committee seeks applications for funding

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

The Tourism Advisory Committee (TAC) is seeking applications for funding, which is made possible through the collection of the Yates County Occupancy Tax.

Applications are due by 4 p.m. Aug. 21 at and are available by request, online or at the Yates County Chamber of Commerce at 2375 Route 14A in Penn Yan.

Once applications are received, the TAC will review the submissions and each organization will be contacted. In the event of your organization being recommended you will be contacted to schedule a personal presentation in September with the committee. A notice of the grant will be sent following approval of the TAC and Yates County legislative budget adoption.

Last year’s recipients of funding included the Yates County Chamber of Commerce (the county’s Tourism Promotion Agency), Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance, Finger Lakes Wine Country, Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council, Arts Center of Yates County, Keuka College, Finger Lakes Economic Development Center, Keuka Lake Wine Trail, Fox Run Vineyards, Yates History Center, Camp Cory, Keuka Comfort Care Home, and Finger Lakes Museum.

For more information, or to request a copy of the application, please contact the Chamber of Commerce at 315-536-3111 or by email at tourismadvisorycomm@yatesny.com. Applications will also be available by visiting www.yatesny.com and www.yatescounty.org.  

The TAC is composed of individuals representing segments from the local tourism industry. The purpose of the TAC is to request and review applications for funding, giving priority to marketing activities and events that drive overnight visitation to Yates County and that have a demonstrative return on investment.