Wild Rivers Coast Development Work Recognized

The Wild Rivers Coast Alliance, Travel Oregon, Jon-Paul Bowles, Eric Dunker and Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) recently received the Distinguished Partner in Innovation award presented by Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service. OSU Extension collaborated with Travel Oregon and local community partners, including Wild Rivers Coast Alliance, to identify the region’s destination development needs. Because of the collaboration—and under the leadership of OSU Extension Region Administrator Eric Dunker with support from destination management advisor Jon-Paul Bowles—OSU Extension created its first position dedicated to tourism and business development. Learn more about the Vice Provost Awards of Excellence.