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2019 Summer Board Meeting & Tourism Advocacy Day


The Kimpton Sawyer Hotel
500 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Amplify your voice by participating in CalTravel’s Summer Board Meeting and Tourism Advocacy Day June 18-19 in Sacramento! It is free and open to all members and industry friends!


Tuesday June 18 will be dedicated to committee meetings, followed by an in-depth interactive Advocacy Training Session, open to all, to help you prepare for a successful Tourism Advocacy Day and to become a more informed and effective advocate all year long. Special guest speakers are Dana Mitchell, consultant, State Assembly, and Maral Farsi, Deputy Director, Legislative and Inter-Governmental Affairs, GO-Biz along with Tami Miller and the able staff of Political Solutions.

On the evening of June 18, join us for an always-fun CalTravel PAC fundraising dinner. California State Railroad Museum Foundation, celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, will host us for wine and appetizers on a first-class scenic train ride, followed by a farm-to-fork dinner, paired with local wines, in the Roundhouse of the Museum. Taylor’s Market, a local gourmet favorite, is our caterer for the dinner.

Wednesday is the Summer Board Meeting, with guest speaker Jonathan Grella, consultant and prior EVP of Advocacy for U. S. Travel. After the board meeting we will serve lunch and offer final instructions, then take you to the Capitol for Tourism Advocacy Day (formerly Rally Day). Please be sure to stay for the reception immediately after to mingle with legislators, staff, and tourism industry leaders. It is important to show them our strength in numbers!


Tuesday, June 18 

9:00-10:00AM:           Marketing Committee Meeting (open to all)

10:00-11:00AM:          GRC Meeting (can observe, no vote)  |  CTS Awards Meeting (open to all)

11:00AM-NOON:       PAC Trustee Meeting (closed)  |  DMO CEO Roundtable (can observe)

NOON-1:00PM:         Executive Committee Meeting (closed)

1:00-2:00PM:              Homelessness Task Force Meeting (can observe)  |  Airport Members Caucus (can observe)

2:00-5:00PM:             Advocacy Training Session (open to all)

6:00-9:00PM:             PAC Dinner at California State Railroad Museum ($170 PAC donation)


Wednesday, June 19

8:00AM-NOON: Summer Board Meeting (open to all)

NOON-1:00PM: Lunch for Tourism Advocacy Day participants (last-minute instructions)

1:30-5:00PM: Tourism Advocacy Day (formerly Rally Day)

5:00-6:30PM: Tourism Advocacy Day Reception at Cafeteria 15L (open to all)