Visitor Industry Task Force (2019-2020)

The Visitor Industry Task Force  was established on October 14, 2019, by Mayor Beth Weldon. The goal of this task force is to answer the questions outlined in this charging document.  The committee had its introductory meeting on October 22, 2019.  The task force is scheduled to report to its findings to the Assembly by February 29, 2020 and its term of service is set to expire six months from inception (April 2020) unless extended by the Assembly.

Upcoming and Past Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Visitor Industry Task Force meetings will generally be held at 12:00p.m. every other Tuesday with breaks during the holidays.  To see the full CBJ Meeting calendar, including these task force meetings, please click here. The next meeting of the Task Force is scheduled for Tuesday, December 3 at Noon in the Assembly Chambers.

Agendas, Minutes, and Supplemental Materials will be posted on this webpage below as they become available.

October 22, 2019, in City Hall Conference Room #224: Agenda packet

November 5, 2019, in City Hall Conference Room #224: Agenda packet

Visitor Industry Task Force Members

Carole Triem, Chair – Assemblymember

Wade Bryson – Assemblymember

Public Member of the Task Force

Craig Dahl, Vice-Chair

Paula Terrel

Bobbie Meszaros

Holly Johnson

Alida Bus

Kirby Day

Meilani Schijvens

Dan Blanchard

If you wish to send comments to the task force, please email and they will be forwarded to the entire task force.

The following documents were provided to the Visitor Industry Task Force (VITF) members in their binders:

October 14, 2019 Mayor’s Charging Document creating the VITF

Downtown Waterfront Map

April 19, 2019 Assembly Child Care Committee Report to the Mayor (to be used as an example of the final report to be submitted by the VITF). Transmittal Memo from Child Care Committee Chair Loren Jones.

2019-10-24 Cruise Industry News Article: Carnival Increases Alaska Capacity with Freedom in 2021

2019-10-31 Juneau Empire Opinion Letter: Tourism Task Force is a Great Way to Give Constructive Feedback

2019-11-05 SeaTrade Cruise Article: Norwegian Reveals New Icy Strait Draws Including Travel by Gondola

2019-11-06 Cruise Industry News Article: RCL Announces 3 Ships for 2021 Alaska Program

JEDC-Juneau Hourly Cruise Passenger Volume Analysis