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

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, January 21 at 12:05pm in the Assembly Chambers.  The Task Force is discussing moving future meetings to the evening so this current date/time may change, please check the CBJ calendar or call the Clerk’s Office 586-5278 for the most up-to-date information.

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           Minutes

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

December 3, 2019, in City Hall Assembly Chambers: Agenda packet                Minutes

December 17, 2019, in City Hall Assembly Chambers: Agenda packet               Minutes

January 7, 2020, in City Hall Assembly Chambers: Agenda packet                   Minutes

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PUBLIC TESTIMONY MEETINGS (individuals wishing to testify are asked to keep it to 3 minutes of testimony and are welcome to submit comments via city.clerk@juneau.org ahead of time or may submit written comments at the meetings)

  • Saturday, January 11, 2020, in City Hall Assembly Chambers at 10:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, January 16, 2020, in City Hall Assembly Chambers at 5:30 p.m.-CANCELLED DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER/HIGH WINDS

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January 21, 2020, in City Hall Assembly Chambers 12:05 pm:  Agenda packet                 Minutes

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 City.Clerk@juneau.org and they will be forwarded to the entire task force.

The following documents are provided to the Visitor Industry Task Force (VITF) members:

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

Downtown Waterfront Map

2020 Cruise Ship Calendar from Cruise Line Agencies of Alaska

Long Range Waterfront Plan – Adopted November 22, 2004

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

2019-11-9 Grist Article: Oslo Wants to Build the Worlds First Zero Emissions Port

2019-11-21 KTN-KDN More to Come

2019-11-23 JCOS Letter to VITF on Dock Electrification

2019-11-23 JCOS CBJ Dock Electrification Backgrounder Fact Sheet from 1-2-2019

2019-11-23 JCOS Royal Princess Environmental and Electrification Tour Report 8-14-2019

2019-12-17 Docks & Harbors VITF Presentation

2019-12-17 USFS Mendenhall Visitor Center VITF Presentation

2019-12-17 NOAA Whale SENSE VITF Presentation

2019-12-17 Drew Green of CLAA VITF Presentation

2019-12-23 Petersburg Pilot CVB Discusses Tourism Best Management Practices

2020-01-07 Captain White, USCG Presentation

2020-01-14 Juneau Empire Opinion-Tourism Is a Locals Business

Public Comments sent to the City.Clerk@juneau.org or BoroughAssembly@juneau.org email addresses or City Clerk’s office at 155 S. Seward Street, Juneau, AK 99801, to the Volunteer Industry Task Force will be posted below in chronological order:

1-17-2020 Bill Hagevig letter to VITF

1-17-2020 Larri Spengler email to VITF

1-17-2020 Trenton English letter to VITF and Assembly

1-16-2020 Corey Baxter email to VITF

1-16-2020 Hilary Young letter to VITF

1-16-2020 Jeff Arnold My Turn Letter

1-15-2020 Laura Martinson email to VITF

1-15-2020 Eric Forst-Red Dog Saloon email to VITF

1-15-2020 Aspen Suites Hotel letter to VITF

1-15-2020 Joanie Waller email to VITF

1-15-2020 Clay Good email to VITF

1-15-2020 Sandy Warner email to VITF with article link

1-15-2020 Robert Deering email to VITF

1-15-2020 Bruce Conant email to VITF and Assembly

1-15-2020 Thane Neighborhood Assn Tourism Suggestions

1-15-2020 Thane Neighborhood Assn Thoughts on Tourism Limits

1-15-2020 Anne Sutton letter to VITF

1-15-2020 Alaska Coach Tours letter to VITF

1-14-2020 Terry Hoskinson email to VITF

1-14-2020 Mike Ward letter to VITF

1-14-2020 Mike Hekkers email to VITF

1-14-2020 Carol Coyle email to VITF

1-14-2020 Patricia White email to VITF and Assembly

1-14-2020 Robert Young email to VITF and Assembly

1-14-2020 Auke Bay Slow Down Marker Petition

1-13-2020 Leslie Dahl email to VITF

1-13-2020 Chris Dimond email to VITF

1-13-2020 Wendy Wolf email to VITF

1-11-2020 Martha Stey letter to VITF

1-11-2020 Linda Blefgen letter to VITF

1-11-2020 Kimberly Metcalfe letter to VITF

1-11-2020 Matt Boline letter to VITF

1-11-2020 Laura Fleming letter to VITF

1-11-2020 Laurie Sica email to VITF

1-11-2020 Linda Vallie email to VITF

1-11-2020 Vicky McLaughlin email to VITF

1-11-2020 Bruce Baker to VITF

1-11-2020 Bob Bartholomew letter to VITF

1-10-2020 JCOS Memo to VITF Clean Port Initiative Comments

1-10-2020 Scott Bergmann email to VITF

1-10-2020 Jim Powell Summary of Neighborhood Assn Mtg to VITF

1-10-2020 Patricia White email to VITF

1-10-2020 Michael Wilson letter to VITF

1-10-2020 Dennis DeWitt email to VITF

1-10-2020 James Baldwin letter to VITF

1-10-2020 Kerry Kirkpatrick email to VITF

1-10-2020 Phil Wheeler email to VITF

1-10-2020 Mike Pilling email to VITF

1-9-2020 Bev Ingram email to VITF

1-8-2020 Greg Pilcher letter to Assembly

1-7-2020 Liz Perry letter to VITF

1-7-2020 Margo Waring letter to VITF

1-7-2020 Pat Race email to VITF

1-7-2020 Sara Willson email to VITF

1-7-2020 Elizabeth Figus email to VITF and Assembly

1-6-2020 Emily Kane email to Assembly

1-6-2020 Patricia White email to Assembly

1-6-2020 Laura Steele email to VITF and Assembly

1-6-2020 Gretchen Bishop email to VITF and Assembly

1-6-2020 carolyn v Brown email to VITF and Assembly

1-6-2020 Larri Spengler email to VITF and Assembly

1-5-2020 Jan Moyer email to VITF and Assembly

1-5-2020 Judy Crondahl email to VITF

1-5-2020 Nanci Spear email to VITF

1-4-2020 Grantley Moore letter to VITF and Assembly

1-3-2020 Deobrah Craig email to VITF

1-3-2020 Gretchen Bishop email to VITF

1-3-2020 Stuart Cohen letter to VITF

1-3-2020 Mariann Cummings email to VITF and Assembly

1-3-2020 Auke Bay Neighborhood Assn Lisa Greenough email to VITF

1-3-2020 Auke Bay Neighborhood Assn Kathleen Samalon email to VITF

1-02-2020 Alan Corbett email to VITF

1-1-2020 Mike Bethers email to VITF

12-30-2019 Kevin Burchfield letter to VITF

12-20-2019 Sierra Gadaire email to VITF

12-17-2019 Bill Leighty email to VITF and Assembly

12-16-2019 Ray Preston email to VITF

12-15-2019 Kevin Elliott email to VITF

12-10-2019 Karla Hart email to Assembly

12-10-2019 Brian Flory email to VITF and Assembly

12-7-2019 Jan Trigg and Peter Naoroz email to VITF and Assembly

12-4-2019 Steve Bradford email to VITF

11-14-2019 Brian Flory email to VITF

11-10-2019 Emily Kane email to VITF

11-07-2019 Kevin Elliott email to VITF

11-06-2019 Bill Leighty email to the Assembly and VITF with attachments

11-04-2019 Karla Hart email to Assembly with Five Options to Increase Benefits & Decrease Impacts from Cruise Industry

11-01-2019 Jim Ayers Discussion Paper