City of Mississauga Approves Structure of Tourism Mississauga
February 27, 2020 For Immediate Release
Mississauga, Ontario — Yesterday the City of Mississauga General Committee which is comprised of Mississauga City Councillors and the Mayor approved a staff report that outlines the structure for the creation of Tourism Mississauga.
The new Tourism Corporation will be solely owned by the City of Mississauga but Council will appoint a fourteen member Board of Directors to advise of the operations of Tourism Mississauga.
Brad Butt, Vice-President, Government and Stakeholder Relations, Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) addressed Committee raising some areas of concern that have been relayed by tourism stakeholders, including hotels, about the proposed structure of the new Corporation. Ensuring that the organization is truly stakeholder operated is key and can only be achieved if the Corporation is truly independent.
“We remain concerned about the true independence of this Corporation,” said David Wojcik, President & CEO, MBOT. “Our hotel members in particular are concerned about the accountability for the Municipal Accommodation Tax money they are collecting and how it will be spent on tourism in Mississauga.”
The recommendations from General Committee will go to Mississauga City Council on March 4, 2020 for final approval. The City of Mississauga will begin accepting applications for members of the Board of Directors of Tourism Mississauga after March 12, 2020. https://web.mississauga.ca/city-of-mississauga-news/news/city-to-begin-recruiting-board-of-directors-for-tourism-mississauga/
David Wojcik, President & CEO
Mississauga Board of Trade