OCL's Membership, Structure & Organization
• Cooperative culinary tourism marketing in the Olympic Culinary Loop (OCL) is open to all fees-paying, and mission supporting, culinary-related marketing partners around the Olympic Peninsula and identified "Pathway" counties, from source to table; growers and added-value producers, the hospitality and tourism industry, and local and regional government entities.
• The OCL Association is a volunteer Board of Directors made up of financially supporting, cross-industry partnership representation.
• Managed/facilitated by a hired director and necessary support staff.
"Bringing together the best in the region’s culinary interests from farm-and-sea to table. Facilitating industry networking and partnership opportunities. Creating educational culinary experiences and messaging for 'Taste Tourists'. Communicating & celebrating regional culinary tourism success. Generating awareness about the overall bounty of the Peninsula."
The funding structure goal for the OCL Association is based on an annual goal of a 50% public, 50% private split supported by the following sources:
I. Public = State, County and City Hotel/Motel Tax Funds (50%)
II. Private = Industry related Marketing Partners Subscriptions (50%)
III. Project-Based Grant Funding Opportunities + consumer donations, as available
Current Budget - (past 2019, 2020 + 2021 approve October 2020)
Board Directory - Current as of January 2021
October 4Q2021 Board Packet (as of 10/19/2021)
Questions - Contact us