2017 Tourism Awards

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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.

John Bourdon, Sandstone Distillery
Marcia Hardisty, OLTVCB
Don Trosper, Olympia Tumwater Foundation
Arturo Villalobos, Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters

Tourism Visionary

This award honors an individual whose long-term effort, commitment and trail-blazing accomplishments as a pioneer have set the stage for regional tourism. 

Carol Riley, Olympia Harbor Days
Joy & Gray Graham, 222 Market
Dan Jones, Thurston Talk
Ken Swarner, Swarner Communications
Representative Andrew Barkis, 2nd Legislative District

Community Unity

This award recognizes an individual who continuously works to unite the Thurston County tourism community through collaboration, innovation and regional projects.

Don Malatesta, The Inn at Mallard Cove
Josh Cummings, Thurston County
Mary Coppin, City of Lacey
Nate Reilly, Three Magnets Brewing
Aslan Meade, Economic Development Council