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.

Our Board

Directors

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 Paradise Lodge
Mohammad Billah Hotel University

Advisors

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

Tourism Related Studies and Reports

Meeting Agendas

Board of Directors Meetings

December 14, 2017 Agenda Minutes
November 9, 2017 Agenda Minutes
October 12, 2017 Agenda Minutes
September 14, 2017 Cancelled
August 10, 2017 Agenda Minutes
July 14, 2017 – Special Meeting Agenda Minutes
July 13, 2017 Agenda Minutes
June 8, 2017 Agenda Minutes
May 11, 2017 Agenda Minutes
April 13, 2017 Agenda Minutes
March 9, 2017 Agenda Minutes
February 9, 2017 Agenda Minutes
January 12, 2017 Agenda Minutes

Marketing Committee Meetings

Agenda Minutes
September 21, 2017 Agenda Minutes
August 31, 2017 Agenda Minutes
June 28, 2017 Agenda Minutes
June 8, 2017 Agenda Minutes
May 11, 2017 Agenda Minutes

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