Nov 22, 2021
Accepting Nominations for Advisor to the Board
Explore Butte County Tourism Business Improvement District – Advisor to the Board Nominations

Explore Butte County is currently accepting nominations for all advisory positions. The bylaws of the Board were updated 11/11/2021 and limit the number of advisors to two (2) times the number of voting Board members. Limitations on representation per jurisdiction have been removed and the Nominating Committee will consider all nominees to ensure there is reasonable representation for all participating jurisdictions. Please see the table below for current advisors and corresponding jurisdiction representation. All positions serve one (1) year terms and expire at the March 10, 2022 meeting.

Business Represented / Jurisdiction


Town of Paradise - Paradise

Collette Curtis

Chico Chamber of Commerce - Chico

Sarah Boesen

Sacramento River Watershed Program - Oroville

Holly Jorgensen

Almendra Winery & Distillery - Unincorporated

Jennifer Leonard

The Colonia Building - Biggs

Marci Shadd

Downtown Chico Business Association - Chico

Melanie Bassett

Paradise Chamber of Commerce - Paradise

Melissa Schuster

Feather River Recreation & Park District - Oroville

Victoria Anton

Bylaw Criteria to become an Advisor to the Board:

The Board may designate individuals to serve as advisors to the Board. Advisors will receive notice of meeting in the same manner as Directors but will not be considered Directors for any purpose including voting.

Advisors shall serve a term of one (1) year and may be removed by the Board at any time. Advisors shall be voted on by the Board of Directors at the annual meeting. Advisors will be a representative from their place of business’ location or from their service area. Advisors shall be removed from their position by missing three (3) consecutive regular meetings; they can send a representative in their stead. There shall be no more than two (2) times the total number of voting board members serving as Advisors to the Board. The Nominating Committee will ensure there is a reasonable representation from the participating jurisdictions. Advisors may be called upon if a vacancy occurs on the Board of Directors.

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 an Advisor to the Board, please provide the following by January 6, 2022: (1) Name, (2) Title, (3) Organization you Represent (if any) (4) physical address, and (5) Reason why you are interested in becoming an Advisor to the Board of 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.