The Commerce and Tourism Committee is a group of entrepreneurs and people who work in Glen Ellen, as well as other interested members of the community. We are business owners, friends, neighbors, and most importantly - people who love Glen Ellen.
We are a hub of ideas with actionable goals that aim to preserve and improve our community, support responsible tourism that promotes what makes Glen Ellen special, and support one another for the economic health of our village. Our primary goal is to put into action the ideas we believe will strengthen the community through commerce, arts, culture, philanthropy, historic preservation, and more.
Your voice will be heard! Meet neighbors and share ideas with people who value the specialness of Glen Ellen.
Glen Ellen has long been visited for its scenic charm and rural atmosphere, and tourism has helped to sustain the health and viability of the local businesses. However, tourism-related activities are altering Glen Ellen’s community and the character that makes the town attractive.
The Commerce & Tourism Committee will:
- Study the effects of tourism and tourism-related activities on the infrastructure and quality of life in Glen Ellen.
- Empower residents to control noise and disturbance from tourist activities.
- Develop material to communicate Glen Ellen’s history and facilities to visitors.
- We want to minimize the negative impacts of tourism on our neighborhoods, community, and environment, while promoting responsible and sustainable solutions and contributing to the sustenance and preservation of historic Glen Ellen, ensuring that it remains a gem for years to come.
Committee Chair: Laura Schermeister
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