Albany Visitors Association
110 3rd Ave. SE,
Albany OR 97321
PO Box 965
The Albany Visitors Association staff and volunteers are here to aid you in experiencing all that Albany has to offer.
We are located on the corner of 3rd and Lyon in historic downtown Albany, Oregon.
Our regular office hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
110 3rd Ave S.E.
Albany, OR 97321
Contact: 541-928-0911; firstname.lastname@example.org
Jimmie has been AVA’s executive director for over 19 years. Although he’s retiring at the end of May 2018, his inspiring leadership in marketing Oregon tourism is widely renowned and appreciated. Jimmie’s creativity has infused the AVA team with laughter, and a love for what we do, and his keen eye for detail and editing skills will be sorely missed. However, we bet you can catch a glimpse of him roaring by in “Big Red” (his diesel truck) at the annual Veterans Day Parade!
Rebecca has worked at AVA for 22 years and has been our most visible liaison to Albany’s historical organizations. She has transitioned into her directorship over the last several months from her prior position as Historical Resources Coordinator, and is actively involved in leading AVA’s marketing and operational planning. Rebecca also helps cross- market our many partners, including the Albany Historic Carousel, Monteith House Museum, Albany Farmers’ Market, and other Albany non-profit businesses serving our city. 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. We are proud of her accomplishments and are excited about the future under her leadership.
Cathy has been AVA’s executive assistant for 23 years. She is an expert on anything and everything Albany. She helps prepare our reports, records board meeting minutes, fields our busy office phones, organizes our monthly events calendar and brochure, and is first point of contact for submitting local events. Cathy is also the coordinator for AVA’s Annual Photography Contest. She manages the AVA image library and is the friendly staff member you’ll meet when you visit the office on a summer Saturday or during AVA ticketed sales such as the Christmas Parlour Tour.
Maddie manages content development for AVA’s website and social media, and creates AVA’s digital and print advertising. Maddie’s 20-year career in managing communications and art direction is the perfect fit for marketing her favorite Oregon city—Albany. She’s been with AVA since 2016. You might catch a glimpse of her at a Willamette Valley nursery stalking plants or buying goose eggs from a local farm, but she’s most often found at her design and writing station dreaming up new things for visitors to read about.
Sherri has been with AVA for 3-plus years and is one of our busiest external ambassadors. She can frequently be found dispensing visitor information at an AVA booth during citywide events or special events at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center, and stocking racks with visitor guides and brochures at local hotels. Sherri also helps plan and coordinate special culinary or travel writer tours of the area. She is the first point of contact for setting up tourism familiarization and group travel tours. If you’re lucky, you can catch her gorgeous smile at the front desk.
Don has been with AVA for 24 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 helps coordinate 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 –