About Us

The Butte County Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID), also known as Explore Butte County, is an assessment district formed pursuant to the Property and Business Improvement Law of 1994. The Butte County Tourism Business Improvement District was formed in November 2015 and includes the communities of Chico, Oroville, Paradise, Biggs, and the unincorporated area of Butte County. The annual assessment rate is two percent (2%) of gross short term room rental revenue. Utilizing assessment funds collected, Explore Butte County intends to strategically market the region with the goal of increasing overnight stays.

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Zone Marketing Grant

Explore Butte County manages an annual Zone Marketing Grant Program that grants money to organizations who will promote tourism in a specific jurisdiction within the County.
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Our Board


Name Position Business Represented
Bruce Spangler President Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Oroville
Brooke Smith Vice President Residence Inn and Courtyard by Marriott
Dori Franklin Secretary Oxford Suites
Jennifer Macarthy Treasurer Butte County Office of Education
Name Business Represented
Kiran Paragji America’s Best Value Inn
Nicole Johansson Sierra Oro Farm Trail
Haroon Saddique Best Western Paradise Hotel
Mohammad Billah Hotel University


Name Business Represented
Pamela Teeter Paradise Chamber of Commerce
Scott Stoller Silver Dollar Fair
Heather MacDonald Butte County
Debbie Collins City of Chico
Melissa Schuster Town of Paradise

Board of Directors Meetings

April 12, 2018 Agenda Packet Minutes
Mar 23, 2018 Special Meeting (Closed Session) Agenda Packet Minutes
Mar 8, 2018 Agenda Packet Minutes
Special Meeting Feb 7, 2018 Agenda Packet Minutes
Feb 8, 2018 Canceled
Jan 11, 2018 Agenda Packet Minutes

Marketing Committee Meetings

Jan 11, 2018 Agenda Minutes
  • Management District Plan

    Butte County Tourism Business Improvement District Management Plan 2015-2020 (PDF)

  • Bylaws

    Updated 5/4/17 (PDF)

  • 2016 Annual Report

    2016 (PDF)

Tourism Studies

  • Butte County Tourism Strategy and Implementation Plan

    October 2013 (PDF)

  • Oroville Tourism Marketing Coordination and Implementation Plan

    October 2007 (PDF)

  • Outdoor Recreation/Tourism Growth and Impact Analysis

    March 2007 (PDF)

The tourism studies here have helped shape the direction for Explore Butte County’s strategic planning.

Contact Us

  • Explore Butte County

    P.O. Box 2154
    Chico, CA

  • info@explorebuttecounty.com