NCW Rural Tourism Community Workshops

Creating a Vision for Community Tourism
North Central Washington Tourism Workspace
State of Washington Tourism, in partnership with a comprehensive local steering committee, is offering a series of workshops in North Central Washington as part of a program aimed at creating a thriving and sustainable regional tourism and outdoor recreation economy.

This program offers a unique opportunity for local leaders and people working in the tourism
and outdoor recreation sectors to collaborate and align their efforts. The goals include creating
a vision of success, learning about global and international trends, and working together to
identify strategies to improve the visitor experience and enrich the local and regional

NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON is a region that includes Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties, and the Colville Confederated Tribes. State of Washington Tourism’s rural tourism support program focuses on pulling together stakeholders from across the region.

Nov. 1 Kickoff Networking Event
Nov. 2 Tourism Summit: Visioning + Scenario Planning, Full-day workshop

Dec. 6 Outdoor Recreation +Destination Management, Full-day workshop

Dec. 6 Evening Networking Event

Dec. 7 Experience Local Food + Farm, Full-day workshop

Jan. 18 The Power of Arts + Culture, Full-day workshop

Jan. 18 Celebration Networking Event

Each monthly segment will take place in a different county. Those who attend three of the four full-day workshops will earn a certificate of completion from State of Washington Tourism.


FOR QUESTIONS, CONTACT: Alyce Brown, Executive Director, NCWEDD, 509-899-9321,

This program is provided by State of Washington Tourism and produced by Crosscurrent Collective in partnership with a local steering committee, including
representatives from North Central Washington Economic Development District, Cascade Loop, Chelan Now, Colville Confederated Tribes, Discover Entiat,
Economic Alliance (Okanogan County), Entiat Valley Chamber of Commerce, Gamble Sands, Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce, Mountain
View Homestead Flower and Herb Farm Leavenworth, Okanogan County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, Okanogan County Tourism, Rocky Pond Winery/
Rocky Reach AVA, Town of Waterville, TREAD, Twisp Chamber, TwispWorks, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Visit Chelan County and Winthrop Marketing.