Nov 22, 2021
Accepting Nominations for Board of Directors
Explore Butte County Tourism Business Improvement District – Board Member Nominations

Explore Butte County is currently accepting nominations for the following Board of Director positions: Board Member Chico Lodging (2), Board Member Oroville Lodging (1), Board Member Paradise Lodging (0), Board Member Unincorporated Butte County Lodging, Gridley Lodging or Biggs Lodging (1), and Community at Large (2). Please see the table below for current Board Member representation, and Board Member positions to be filled:




Courtyard Marriott, Chico Lodging*

Tamba Sellu

Mar. 2020 - Mar. 2022

Oxford Suites, Chico Lodging*

Analise Uhlrig

Mar. 2020 - Mar. 2022

University Inn, Chico Lodging

Mohammad Billah

Mar. 2021 - Mar. 2023

Dahl’s Motel. Oroville Lodging

Jasmin Wilson

Mar. 2021 - Mar. 2023

Holiday Inn Express, Oroville Lodging*

Bruce Spangler

Mar. 2020 - Mar. 2022

Best Western Paradise Hotel, Paradise Lodging

Haroon Saddique

Mar. 2021 - Mar. 2023

Gridley & Unincorporated Lodging*


2 year term

Community at Large, Sierra Oro Farm Trail*

Nicole Johansson

Mar. 2020 - Mar. 2022

Community at Large, Chico Velo*

John Pearson

Mar. 2020 - Mar. 2022

* seats will expire March 10, 2022.

Bylaw Criteria for Voting Board Members:

  • 3 representatives of businesses paying the BCTID Assessment within Chico

  • 2 representatives of businesses paying the BCTID Assessment within Oroville

  • 1 representative of businesses paying the BCTID Assessment within Paradise

  • 1 representative of businesses paying the BCTID Assessment within unincorporated Butte County, City of Gridley, or City of Biggs

  • 2 representatives of the community at large with an interest in the travel and tourism industry

To be eligible to apply you must be a representative of a business paying the Butte County Tourism Business Improvement District assessment within the communities outlined above. For additional information on Explore Butte County, please see the current Management District Plan. For specific information on the Board of Directors eligibility, term, and duties, please see Article V of the Bylaws of Explore Butte County. The documents and additional information on Explore Butte County may be found at: You can contact the Explore Butte County office for a printed copy of the bylaws and/or the Management District Plan.

If you are interested in being considered for a position on the Board, please provide the following by January 6, 2022: (1) Name, (2) Title, (3) Lodging Establishment or Tourism-Related Business Name, (4) Lodging Establishment or Business physical address, and (5) Reason why you are interested in a Director position with Explore Butte County. Submit this information either by email at [email protected], or physical mail to P.O. Box 2154, Chico, CA 95927.

The Nominating Committee will review all submissions and compile a nomination slate to be presented to the Board of Directors during the March 10, 2022 regularly scheduled meeting. The meeting agenda may be found at: 72 hours prior to the meeting. For questions or additional information, please contact Carolyn Denero at [email protected] or 209-298-2956.