The AVA lobby will be closed November 16- December 2, 2020 while staff and volunteers work from home to help curb the spread of COVID-19.
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Rebecca Bond is the Executive Director and official spokesperson for the Albany Visitors Association (AVA). Since joining the AVA in 1996, she has advanced through the ranks holding every position at some point during her tenure. She’s most widely known for her work with Albany’s historic resources, assisting with organization, project management, marketing, event planning and volunteer coordination. She is now actively involved in leading AVA’s marketing and operational planning. She also serves as a liaison to many partners including the Historic Carousel & Museum, Albany Downtown Association, Transient Lodging Tax (TLT) shareholder committee, Linn County Cultural Coalition and the WIllamette Valley Visitors Association. Rebecca’s experience in tourism marketing is well-known, and she has boundless enthusiasm and love for the community in which she lives and works.
Amy’s famous smile is usually the first thing to welcome visitors at our office—she’ll help you with a map or finding your way to the best spot to hike, bike or bird watch. With a wealth of customer service and teaching experience, she is enthusiastic about helping visitors find an assortment of information, including the right meal and the perfect fun activity. Amy has lived in Albany for three years and looks forward to calling it home for a long time. When not encouraging other people to enjoy the area’s history and events, she might be seen whizzing by on a motorcycle enjoying our endless farms and hills.
Kim Jackson is the former city editor of the Albany Democrat-Herald. Jackson oversees AVA’s historical resources and group marketing. His duties include promoting sports tourism, outdoor recreation, and serving on the public relations committee for the Willamette Valley Visitors Association. Jackson graduated Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Journalism. He spent three years as sports editor at the Gresham Outlook before moving to the Albany Democrat-Herald in 1986, where he held positions as sports writer, sports editor, news editor and city editor. He resides in Albany with his wife, Julie. They have two children.
Don has been with AVA for 25 years. He’s one of the friendly smiling faces you’ll see when you walk through our front doors and gladly dispenses maps or directions to anywhere you’d like to go in Linn County. Don also coordinates the volunteer staff and training at our “Little Blue House” visitor information center at the southbound I-5 Santiam Rest Area. These volunteers serve free coffee and hot chocolate, and help guide travelers towards the best sights in Albany.
To grow the economic impact of tourism through enriching local experiences.
The Albany Visitors Association carries out our mission by –