Tourism Advisory Committee Seeks Applications for Funding


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 September 1st at 4 PM and are available by request 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 schedule a personal presentation for
Thursday, September 21, 2017 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, the Keuka Wine Trail, The Arts Center of Yates County and the Rotary Club.

For more information, or to request a copy of the application, please contact the Chamber of Commerce at 315-536-3111 or by email

The TAC is composed of nine 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.