2018 Tourism Awards Nominees & Winners
Thurston County's tourism industry can only be as successful as the people working behind the scenes planning the events, running the businesses, marketing the area, and of course, making all guests feel welcome and at home here.
Winner's names are listed in bold text.
Excellence In Hospitality
All who work in the hospitality business provide an invaluable service to the well-being of our economy. This award honors a hospitality professional who consistently goes out of their way to make visitors feel special.
Mayor JW Foster, City of Yelm
Amber Lane and Gail Sullivan, Ground Inn
Lynell Kainoa-Cho, DoubleTree by Hilton
Rhonda Gladney, Olympia Coffee Roasting Co.
Jared Dodson, Skep & Skein
Nathan Allan, Swantown Inn & Spa
Zoe Wells, La Petite Maison
This award honors an individual whose long-term effort, commitment and trail-blazing accomplishments as a pioneer have set the stage for regional tourism.
Calamity Jane, Triad Theater
Lori Capra, Gravity Yoga
David Peterson, Northwest Travel & Life
The Port of Olympia
Mayor Wayne Fournier, City of Tenino
This award recognizes an individual who continuously works to unite the Thurston County tourism community through collaboration, innovation and regional projects.
Lori Cappra, Gravity Yoga
Gabi Shephard, Olympic Cards and Comics
Michael Cade, Thurston Economic Development Council
Robby Rutledge, Rutledge Corn Maze