Visit Durango needs your input. Help create local events, make impactful positive change within the community and environment, facilitate educational opportunities and so much more. There are eight committees to choose from, and they each offer something unique and enriching. Find each committee’s details below and follow this link to register: https://www.durango.org/about/committees/
Provides high-level strategic direction for the organization's organic marketing, paid advertising, and earned media campaigns. The group also offers guidance on the overall marketing strategy of Visit Durango's programmatic event campaigns. Programmatic events include: Durango Restaurant Week, Durango Arts Week, Spoketober, and Holiday Station.
Day/Time: 4th Wednesday of the month | 3 – 4:30 p.m. | Jan - Dec
Destination Management Committee
Works to support a balance between quality of life for residents and quality of experience for visitors, while enhancing our environment and communities. Serves to share recommendations, feedback and concerns with Visit Durango’s Destination Management Department regarding environmental and social issues facing locals. The committee will help discuss and implement programs to address these issues.
Day/Time: 1st Wednesday of the month | 3:30 – 5 p.m.| Jan - Dec
Event Grants Committee
Oversees the Lodger's Tax Local Event Marketing Grant program. The marketing grants are awarded to organizations holding events in the City of Durango to use for marketing purposes. The committee reviews all grant applications and through a series of criteria decide what events will be awarded grants.
Date/Time: 1st Thursday of month | 9:30 – 11 a.m. | Jan - Dec
Inclusive Tourism Working Group
Operates with a goal to promote systemic change within La Plata County and to help educate and train local businesses on diverse, equitable, and inclusive tourism programs. They offer guidance on educational and training programs as well as promoting La Plata County as an inclusive destination for our community and visitors related to accessibility, diversity, culture, and LGBTQ+ initiatives.
Date/Time: 2nd Tuesday of the month | 10 – 11 a.m. | Jan - Oct
Restaurant Week Working Group
Support La Plata County tastemakers and create a week full of exciting and delicious offerings. Durango Restaurant Week serves to be a celebration of local chefs, producers, restaurateurs, and culinary artists. Participating outlets include but are not limited to restaurants, bars, food trucks and culinary schools.
Day/Time: 2nd Wednesday of the month | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Jan – April
Arts Week Working Group
Support the community’s vibrant art scene by creating a celebratory week for artists of all types. The group orchestrates the annual Durango Arts Week, showcasing local talent, fostering community engagement, and attracting art enthusiasts around the Four Corners.
Day/Time: 2nd Tuesday of the month |1:30 - 2:30 p.m. | May – Sept
Spoketober Working Group
Showcase all things biking by helping create the next Spoketober, Durango's annual month-long celebration of cycling culture. The group will help plan, organize, promote, and execute all Spoketober events which are geared towards all levels of cycling with an emphasis on inclusion.
Dates/Time: 1st Wednesday of the month | 5 – 6 p.m. | Jul – Oct
Holiday Station Working Group
Event planners and community enthusiasts create memorable holiday celebrations in La Plata County. The group will curate festive experiences, displays, and events, uniting the community and sharing the season's spirit. Join us in making Durango magical during the holidays.
Day/Time: 1st Wednesday of the month | 9 – 10 a.m. | Sept – Dec
Rachel Welsh is PR and communications manager at Visit Durango.