Tourism Task Force

The Tourism Task Force finalized its recommendations to the Assembly on April 30, 2024, and were adopted by the Assembly on May 16, 2024. The final recommendations as adopted can be viewed below. 

Final Tourism Task Force Recommendations

The Tourism Task Force was established to help facilitate Sitka's transition to long-term tourism management. The Task Force shall have five main directives to explore and make recommendations on:

1.  Levels of tourism in Sitka 

2.  Annual review cycle of CBS operations and tourism funding

3.  Assisting in the development of a Tourism Management Best Practices (TMBP) program

4.  Land use regulations and waterfront development policies

5.  Regional strategies to advance Sitka's interest regarding cruise tourism

The Tourism Task Force shall make final recommendations to the Assembly no later than April 30, 2024.

Download the Tourism Task Force member roster here.

Upcoming Meetings

The Tourism Task Force will hold a work session on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. at the Harrigan Centennial Hall, 330 Harbor Drive. Agenda Items: Findings and recommendations pertaining to directives one through five. The public is welcome to attend.

The Tourism Task Force hosted two open-house style Town Hall meetings in 2023. The summarized community input is available in the links below: 

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Agenda and Packets

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Monday, April 8, 2024
Monday, March 18, 2024
Thursday, January 25, 2024
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Tourism Task Force Library

CBJ Visitor Industry Task Force Report

Juneau 2023 Tourism Best Management Practices

Sitka Visitor Industry Plan 1.0

Sitka Visitor Industry Plan 2.0

Sitka's Short-Term Tourism Plan

Useful Links and Resources

Committee Guidelines FAQs

Parliamentary Procedure

Parliamentary Procedures Motions Chart

Conflict of Interest

Ex-Parte Contacts

Attorney-Client Privilege

Executive Sessions

Telephonic Participation