Special CalARVC event

The California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC) has scheduled a packed agenda for its day-long lobbying effort in the state capital of Sacramento  on April 26.

The “Day in Sac” special event is outlined in this week’s “Wednesday Morning Coffee Talk & Updates.” According to the online newsletter:

The lobbying effort begins the night before at the Embassy Suites, Sacramento Riverfront Promenade, adjacent to Old Sacramento. There will be a manager’s reception with complimentary cocktails and buffet, while Debbie Sipe, CalARVC executive director, shares early results from the Project 85 Drive Market Survey. The survey was conducted by Mandala Research LLC and CalARVC partnered to ensure the RV camping industry was represented.

Following this special Crackerbarrel, participants are invited to attend the RecPac Annual Business Meeting and Social from 7 to 8 p.m.

The next morning, guests of the hotel will enjoy a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast before the “Day in Sac” sessions begin. The morning sessions are going to include a two-hour  Update and Review by Brad Harward of the Housing and Community Development (HCD), followed by legislative training on “How to Lobby” by Trent Smith of Edelstein, Gilbert, Robson & Smith. Over lunch Smith will provide a legislative update before participants head over to the Capitol for optional legislative visits and a tour.

At 3 p.m. participants will head to the Sacramento Convention Center where they will join the California Travel & Tourism Commission for their opening sessions of the California Tourism Outlook Forum.  Confirmed speakers include:

  • Commissioner and CTTC Vice Chairman Rusty Gregory, chairman & CEO, Mammoth Mountain.
  • John Severini, president and CEO, California Travel Industry Association (CalTIA).
  • Bob Roberts, president, California Snow Industry Association (CSIA).
  • John Robinson, president and CEO, California Attractions & Parks Association (CAPA).
  • Debbie Sipe, CalARVC executive director, California Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (CalARVC).

Finally, it’s back to the Capitol to participate in the Partners in Hospitality & Tourism Legislative Reception. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To register click here.