Explore Butte County

Explore Butte Coun­ty is a 501c6 non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tion formed in 2015 to be the own­ers’ asso­ci­a­tion for the Butte Coun­ty Tourism Busi­ness Improve­ment Dis­trict (TBID). It is con­sid­ered the des­ti­na­tion mar­ket­ing and man­age­ment orga­ni­za­tion for Butte Coun­ty tourism. The Butte Coun­ty TBID is an assess­ment dis­trict formed pur­suant to the Prop­er­ty and Busi­ness Improve­ment Law of 1994, it was also formed in Novem­ber of 2015 and includes the com­mu­ni­ties of Big­gs, Chico, Gri­d­ley, Oroville, Par­adise and the unin­cor­po­rat­ed area of Butte Coun­ty. The annu­al assess­ment rate is two per­cent (2%) of gross short-term room rental rev­enue. Uti­liz­ing the assess­ment funds col­lect­ed, Explore Butte Coun­ty strate­gi­cal­ly mar­kets the coun­ty with the goal of increas­ing overnight stays.

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Mis­sion, Vision, and Values


Explore Butte Coun­ty inspires peo­ple to dis­cov­er Butte Coun­ty, cre­ates tourism oppor­tu­ni­ties that con­tribute to eco­nom­ic vital­i­ty, and builds com­mu­ni­ty through partnerships.


Explore Butte Coun­ty cham­pi­ons a diverse and flour­ish­ing tourism indus­try, mak­ing it THE must-vis­it des­ti­na­tion in the North State.


How Explore Butte Coun­ty pro­motes Butte Coun­ty and engages with our com­mu­ni­ty and stakeholders.

Authen­tic­i­ty | We stay true to our local com­mu­ni­ties, cul­tures, and traditions.

Inno­va­tion | We embrace the cre­ative qual­i­ties that make our com­mu­ni­ties inviting.

Stew­ard­ship | We encour­age all to explore respon­si­bil­i­ty and to respect our nat­ur­al resources to ensure they are main­tained for all to enjoy.

Equi­ty | We rec­og­nize a vari­ety of abil­i­ties and want to cre­ate oppor­tu­ni­ties for all.

Fun | We love where we live and work and want every­one to feel the same.

Board of Directors

Strong lead­er­ship and guid­ance is pro­vid­ed to Explore Butte Coun­ty by its Board of Direc­tors, rep­re­sent­ing a broad spec­trum of Explore Butte Coun­ty’s lodg­ing com­mu­ni­ty and tourism indus­try. These board mem­bers vol­un­teer their time and con­tribute exten­sive knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence to ensure that the orga­ni­za­tion is sup­port­ed by its mem­bers, trans­par­ent and effective.

Social Media Policy

This notice has been writ­ten to explain how Explore Butte Coun­ty inter­acts with the pub­lic on social media platforms.


Explore Butte Coun­ty (“EBC”) uses our social media accounts as a method of shar­ing infor­ma­tion about tourism expe­ri­ences in and around Butte Coun­ty, and events poten­tial­ly affect­ing trav­el to and from Butte Coun­ty, and a way of inter­act­ing with trav­el­ers and res­i­dents. By fol­low­ing and/​or engag­ing our social media accounts (by fol­low­ing,” lik­ing” or sub­scrib­ing”), you can expect to see infor­ma­tion about tourism expe­ri­ences and events in Butte Coun­ty, which includes the cities and towns of Chico, Oroville, Par­adise, Gri­d­ley, and Big­gs, as well as a vari­ety of oth­er unin­cor­po­rat­ed com­mu­ni­ties.

EBC under­stands that the web is a 247 medi­um, and your com­ments are wel­come at any time. You should expect to see respons­es from our team post­ed most often between 9 a.m. PT and 4 p.m. PT. Com­ments sub­mit­ted after hours will be read and respond­ed to as soon as pos­si­ble.

EBC wel­comes and encour­ages open dia­logue on our social media chan­nels. Posts and com­ments on EBC’s social media chan­nels will not be mod­er­at­ed before they appear. How­ev­er, we reserve the right to review, edit and / or delete any com­ments we deem as inap­pro­pri­ate use, includ­ing con­tent of the fol­low­ing nature:

  • Com­ments not rel­e­vant to the top­ic of the Explore Butte Coun­ty post on which the com­ment was made
  • Fac­tu­al­ly inac­cu­rate or mis­lead­ing comments
  • Unin­tel­li­gi­ble or irrel­e­vant messages
  • Com­ments that are offen­sive to an indi­vid­ual or orga­ni­za­tion, pro­fane, hate­ful or defam­a­to­ry, threat­en­ing, abu­sive, aggres­sive or violent
  • Con­tent that pro­motes, fos­ters, or per­pet­u­ates dis­crim­i­na­tion on the basis of back­ground, nation­al or eth­nic ori­gin, reli­gion, creed, age, gen­der, gen­der iden­ti­ty, mar­i­tal sta­tus, appear­ance, socio-eco­nom­ic sta­tus, phys­i­cal or men­tal abil­i­ty, or sex­u­al orientation
  • Sex­u­al con­tent or links to sex­u­al content
  • Mes­sages for advertising/​marketing
  • Mes­sages that con­tain spam
  • Mes­sages that con­duct or encour­age ille­gal activity
  • Mes­sages that invade per­son­al privacy
  • Con­tent that may vio­late the legal own­er­ship inter­est of any oth­er par­ty, such as through copy­right material
  • Mes­sages that imper­son­ate or mis­rep­re­sent some­one else, includ­ing pub­lic figures
  • Mes­sages that we feel will not con­tribute to the con­struc­tive flow of con­ver­sa­tion or dialogue.


EBC reserves the right to mon­i­tor, pro­hib­it, restrict, block, sus­pend, ter­mi­nate, delete, or dis­con­tin­ue your access to any EBC social media plat­form, at any time, with­out notice and for any rea­son and in its sole and absolute dis­cre­tion. EBC or its autho­rized agent may remove, delete, block, fil­ter or restrict by any oth­er means any mate­ri­als on EBC’s social media plat­forms at its sole and absolute dis­cre­tion. You under­stand and agree that EBC may dis­close your com­mu­ni­ca­tions and activ­i­ties in response to law­ful requests by gov­ern­men­tal author­i­ties, includ­ing judi­cial orders, war­rants or sub­poe­nas, or for the pro­tec­tion of EBC, its offi­cers, direc­tors, staff, and mem­bers. You agree that in the event EBC exer­cis­es any of these rights here­un­der for any rea­son nei­ther EBC, nor its offi­cers, direc­tors, employ­ees or vol­un­teers will have any lia­bil­i­ty to you.

ADOPT­ED June 62024

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