2022 Visitor Industry Celebration

Celebrating Industry Leaders Serving the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Region

The Visitor Industry Awards recognized individuals and organizations that have contributed significantly to the Lane County hospitality industry. "It was exciting to come together to celebrate our region's hospitality partners as part of the our 2022 Visitor Industry Award Celebration," noted Kari Westlund, Travel Lane County President/CEO.  Recipients.were recognized in six award categories and award videos may be viewed by clicking the links below.

Huge thanks to our presenting sponsors Mereté Hotel Management , Summit Bank and Southwest Airlines . Our keynote sponsor was Turell Group , and supporting sponsors included Vollara Independent Business Owner Lada Korol and Graduate Eugene .

Presented By

Mereté Hotel Management

Summit Bank

Southwest Airlines

Keynote Sponsor

Turell Group Logo 150 px Wide

Supporting Sponsors

ActivePure Logo

Graduate Eugene

Award Categories

Destination Award

Presented to a business or individual who, through their efforts, have excelled in promoting the community and the Eugene, Cascades & Coast as a visitor destination. Congratulations to Hayward Field, University of Oregon, our 2022 Destination Award recipient.

Community Leadership Award

Presented to a group, business or individual that has significantly contributed to the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region's tourism industry or visitor experience through an advocacy program(s), visitor product(s), or community development. Congratulations to Jessica Thomas, South Willamette Wineries Association, our 2022 Community Leadership Award recipient.

Sports Leadership Award

Presented to a local resident(s) or business that is directly responsible for the confirmation of a sports event, which brings in a significant number of overnight visitors to Lane County. Congratulatiion to Michael Reilly, TrackTown USA, our 2022 Sports Leadership Award recipient.

Convention Leadership Award

Presented to a local resident(s) or business that is directly responsible for the confirmation of a meeting or event, which brings in a significant number of overnight visitors to Lane County. Congratulations to Rikki Wellman, Oregon Logging Conference, our 2022 Convention Leadership Award recipient.

Stewardship Award

Presented to a group or organization who exemplifies the effective stewardship of people, resources and the environment. Congratulations to PeaceHealth, our 2022 Stewardship Award recipient.

Legacy Award

Presented to an individual who has a long standing history of service to Lane County. Congratuations to Louise Shimmel, our 2022 Legacy Award recipient.