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CL- 2123 Work Session   Item #:   B.    
Work Session Meeting
Meeting Date: 06/18/2019  
Subject:    Sports Tourism Presentation
From: William Sgrinia

COUNCIL ACTION
Work Session:     06/18/2019
SUMMARY
Council Members had requested that staff look into Sports Tourism, and creating a taskforce to implement plans that would specifically focus on increasing sports tourism in the City and the region.  Hunden Strategic Partners, the contactor the City hired to analyze Danville as a potential market for Sports Tourism, will present their findings to Danville City Council.
BACKGROUND
In November of 2017, Mayor Gilstrap assembled the Sports Tourism Committee chaired by Dr. Miller. The original committee consisted of interested citizens, council members, and was supported by City Staff.  The Committee was comprised of:  Dr Miller, Vice Mayor Lee Vogler, Kenny Lewis, Meg Stevens, Dianna Schwartz, Robert Jones, Tommy Dodson, and Robert Marshall, and supported by Ken Larking, Bill Sgrinia and Emily Ragsdale. The group has met several times to discuss options.  In January of 2018, the group went to Rocky Mount, NC to see what they were doing and how Sports Tourism impacts their city.  In October of 2018, Hundren Strategic Partners were hired to assess and analyze the Danville market for its ability to invest in Sports Tourism. Hundren Strategic Partners presented its draft findings to the Sports Tourism Committee on January 17, 2019.
RECOMMENDATION
This presentation is for information purposes only.

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