Chamber hires tourism position

Dave Nevins is the new Director of Tourism for The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce.

Dave Nevins has been hired as Director of Tourism for The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce.

“We are very excited to have Dave join us and we are looking forward to the energy and tourism experience he will bring to our staff,” said Lisa Farquharson, executive director of the chamber.

Nevins is the former director of Visitor Services for Visit Sitka Alaska, and former Market Manager for the American Diabetes Association. He is currently Executive Director of No Limits, a diabetes adventure group.

The tourism and marketing director position is new, funded by the city.

“This hire couldn’t have been possible without the budget increase and support we received from the City of The Dalles this 2018-2019 fiscal year,” said Farquharson. “This new hire will take the Chamber’s tourism and marketing strategies to a new level for The Dalles.

“I want to put The Dalles on the tourism map,” said Nevins, who has only been here for a week. “It’s a sensational area.”

Nevins will be joining Farquarson, Chloe Goodwin, Katie McClintock, Camille Terry, Mary Caldwell and Rebecca Stiles, Mara Sanchez-Mares and Lexis Phillips at the chamber, tasked with increasing local commerce and tourism.

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