About Us

The Rio Grande County Tourism  Board / Panel (Tourism Board) is organized under Senate Bill No. 23, Section 1.30-11-107.5 pursuant to the action of the Rio Grande County Commissioners for the purpose of administering the county lodging tax tourism fund.  The purposes are restricted to advertising and promoting tourism for the benefit of those unincorporated areas and municipalities from which the lodging tax originated.   A tax of 2.0% is therefore added to all lodging less than 30 days within this area.

The Rio Grande County Tourism Board which is comprised of members involved in the tourism industry representing Monte Vista, Del Norte and South Fork and their surrounding areas, meets monthly to develop and implement strategies to market Rio Grande County as a tourist destination.  Members are appointed by the County Commissioners for a term of three years.  Meetings are at 9 am on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the commissioners room, on the second floor of the Rio Grande County Court House, located in Del Norte, CO and usually last 2 to 3 hours.  To Request meeting agenda, minutes and/or  a Zoom online meeting link to any of our regularly scheduled meetings, please reach out to the president of the board no later than 24 hours prior to the meeting. All meetings are open to the public except instances of executive session.
Agendas and Minutes:
Meeting Minutes can be downloaded from the Google Drive Folder Click to View.
Meeting Agendas can be downloaded from the Google Drive Folder Click to View

Board Members

Steven Valdez – President  :  Click to Email

Linda Burnett – Vice-President  :  Click to Email

Cheryl McIntosh – Treasurer  :  Click to Email

Tim Alfrey  :  Click to Email

Shelly Anderson  :  Click to Email

Carol Riggenbach  :  Click to Email

Cheryl Santi  :  Click to Email

Travis Cross  :  Click to Email

Gene Glover – Commissioner  :  Click to Email

For More Information

For more information about the Rio Grande County Tourism Board, we have provided our By-Laws for your reference:


By-Laws Appendix A: Code of Conduct & Ethics

Grant Policy and Funding Application

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