Established in 1989. Incorporated in 2008. Reorganized in 2012. The Clear Creek County Tourism Bureau has a contractual agreement with the Board of County Commissioners to utilize proceeds from the 2% lodging tax received for advertising and marketing tourism in Clear Creek County as well as a small allocated portion of the County sales tax revenues received.
Our goal is to increase awareness of the County within the Front Range, national and international markets, increase overall County visitation, promote tourism related businesses, events, and activities happening within the County, and to grow partnerships and strategic alliances with stakeholders and business entities.
The purpose of the Clear Creek County Tourism Bureau (CCCTB) is to increase the number and frequency of visits to Clear Creek County, and to provide information and direction to visitors in the County.
There shall be not fewer than three (3) and no more than nine (9) members of the Board of Directors of the Corporation (Board). All appointments shall be made by the Clear Creek County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). All members of the Board shall serve without compensation and shall receive no fees or remuneration for their services; provided, however, that they shall be entitled to be reimbursed for actual out-of-pocket expenditures incurred in connection with the Corporation’s business is approved by the Board of Directors.
Our Current Board of Directors
Marketing Director, Loveland Ski Area
Owner, Liquid Descent Whitewater Rafting
Owner, 11 Eleven Sales
Other Board Members
Owner, Lawson Adventure Park and Resort
Executive General Manager, Tommyknocker Brewery and Pub
Members of the Board of Directors are business owners or operators or their employees and representatives, local government representatives assigned to engage in tourism marketing activities, or persons experienced in advertising and marketing to encourage tourism. All members shall be citizens of or employed in Clear Creek County.
To the extent feasible, members shall be appointed from the breadth of the tourism industry in Clear Creek County. Businesses may be categorized as “adventure” “attractions” “tourist lodging” “restaurant” or “retail” businesses. Appointments shall reflect the evolution of the tourism industry, provided that at all times someone in the tourist lodging business is willing to serve as a director, a minimum of one member of the Board should be appointed from that category of tourism business.
Meet the Clear Creek County Tourism Bureau Director
Cassandra Patton joined the Clear Creek County Tourism Bureau in April 2013 as the Tourism Director, responsible for developing and marketing Clear Creek County as a tourism destination.
A graduate with Honors from the Art Institute of Colorado, Cassandra holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design. She is an accomplished designer, photographer, writer and editor with more than 20 years of professional creative experience in marketing, branding, advertising, and media.
From County gateway signage to production of the annual Clear Creek County visitor guide, graphic design, grant writing, and day to day operations Cassandra is an acclaimed top tier go-getter and continues to bring life to the County through creative marketing.
Her photography has been recognized by John Fielder and the Clear Creek County Land Conservancy and is present in the traveling Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways collection from Denver International Airport, to the Colorado State Capitol, Colorado History Museum, and will soon be featured at the City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport.
As Director for the Clear Creek County Tourism Bureau, she brands and markets the County as a destination for adventure and leisure. Regionally, Cassandra consults with local organizations, commissions, special event coordinators, and other committees while attending networking events, seminars, and conferences to stay sharp on tourism trends and reduce duplication of marketing efforts.