Coming April 26 Online: Tourism as an Economic Driver

The Bellingham/Whatcom Tourism Bureau did a global search to find the right person to lead one of our primary economic drivers: tourism. With great events like Ski to Sea, our area is known for its sustainable and outdoor tourism events.  What is your guess for the amount of dollars tourism brings our community?

Dylon Deane Boyle is the new director and president of the Bellingham /Whatcom Tourism Board.  He holds a BS in Marketing from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and an MS in Parks, Tourism, & Recreation from the University of Montana. He served as the Executive Director of the Whitefish Convention and Visitors Bureau in Whitefish, Montana and was recently recognized as one of his destination’s top 20 Under 40 young professionals.

Deane-Boyle has served on the Glacier Country Regional Tourism Board, the Montana Tourism Advisory Council Research Committee, the Rail Service Competition Council, the Whitefish Sustainable Tourism Management Plan Committee, and the City of Whitefish Crisis Communications Partnership. He is also the former chair of Glacier Airline Enhancement Retention Outreach.


Land Acknowledgement

The Board of the Bellingham City Club  has adopted the following land acknowledgement to introduce its public programs:

We begin by acknowledging, with humility, that the land where we are today is the territory of the People of the Salish Sea. Their presence is imbued in the waterways, shorelines, valleys and mountains of the traditional homelands of the Coast Salish People, and it has been this way since time immemorial.

For information about the land acknowledgement adopted by the Lummi Business Council, click here.

For a video about the Ferndale Public Schools land acknowledgement produced by Ferndale School District, Children of the Setting Sun, and the Lhaqtemish Foundation, click here.