At Visit Durango, we believe in the power of collective effort and collaborative decision-making. That's why we've established several committees and working groups, each playing a vital role in shaping the future of tourism in our picturesque town.
These groups, comprised of dedicated individuals from various sectors, ensure that all voices within Durango are heard. They work tirelessly to enhance the visitor experience while preserving the character and natural beauty that makes Durango so special. Each committee brings unique expertise and a shared love for Durango, from marketing strategies to sustainability efforts.
Get acquainted with these groups and their initiatives, and submit your information to join one of our committees and groups!
The Board of Directors is a group of elected professionals who provide strategic direction and oversight for Visit Durango. They utilize their collective expertise in various fields to ensure that our tourism initiatives align with the community's values and contribute to the prosperity and preservation of Durango.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Event planners and community enthusiasts create memorable holiday celebrations in La Plata County with Holiday Station. 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