Recognizing that great destinations are great places to live, work, and visit, the goal of a Sustainable Destination Management Plan (SDMP) is to balance the needs and expectations of visitors with the priorities of residents, businesses, and the environment. This includes planning, development, marketing, and monitoring how destinations are managed physically, operationally, and financially. A central focus is to foster greater collaboration with, and alignment between, local governments, tourism industry stakeholders, enterprise leaders, nonprofit and social services managers, public land managers, residents, the diverse workforce, and neighboring communities. 

The SDMP builds upon the efforts of valued and well-established community partners and their pioneering work on sustainability initiatives. A steering committee of 18 engaged community stakeholders is providing oversight for the planning process. A consulting team from George Washington University International Institute of Tourism Studies and Confluence Sustainability will assess the destination needs of Jackson Hole and Teton County before designing a new strategy that reflects a shared community vision, ensuring community support and shared responsibility for managing our Teton Communities from a tourism perspective.

Please use the menu bar above to submit comments and view FAQssurvey results, documents, and meeting videos.

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PHASE 1: INVENTORY OF EXISTING CONDITIONS

  • Launch Steering Committee
  • Develop Stakeholder Engagement Plan and Communications Strategy
  • Create Resident Tourism Sentiment Survey
  • Review Comprehensive Analysis of Existing Destination Data, Including Prior Visitor Input
  • Draft Situation Analysis Report

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Spring 2022 PHASE 2: ON-SITE ASSESSMENT

  • Launch Resident Tourism Sentiment Survey
  • Lead Community Meetings for Process Introduction and Initial Feedback Collection
  • Host 1:1 Interviews and Focus Groups With Elected Officials, Land Managers, Business and Civic Leaders
  • Validate Situation Analysis Report

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PHASE 3: PARTICIPATORY VISIONING & PLANNING

  • Release preliminary Tourism Sentiment Survey Results 

  • Lead In-Person Community Visioning and Planning Workshops

  • Host Stakeholder Focus Groups
  • Share Workshop Outcomes Report
  • Release Situational Analysis, Social Media Listening Reports
  • Further development of priority initiatives with stakeholders over the summer. 

  • Community engagement via presentations, office hours, and 
    "coffee chats" by request staywild@tetoncountywy.gov

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PHASE 4: PLAN DEVELOPMENT & VALIDATION

  •  Draft Sustainable Destination Management Plan scheduled for Fall, 2022

  • Present Key Stakeholder Findings

  • Community opportunity to weigh in on the final set of priority solutions via this Teton County Engage platform and public presentations

  • Share Final SDMP and Other Research Outcomes (Winter 2022)

  • Confirm Research and Implementation Toolkit 

End of Summer Business & Workforce Straw Poll

As we transition from summer to fall, business owners and the local workforce are invited to provide informal feedback to help the Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board (JHTTB) better understand some of...

Question title

WHAT IS YOUR PROPOSED SOLUTION THAT RESPONDS TO THESE (or other, please describe) PRIORITY ISSUES?

What are the main objectives of this proposed solution?

What are the main actions?

What are the desired outcomes and how can this be measured?

Which organizations/groups need to be involved for successful implementation?

Timeframe?

Closed for Comments

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What are your thoughts on our current level of tourism, threats to our environment and community character? How do we sustain a tourism-based economy without being overrun? What does 'stewardship' mean to you?

Closed for Comments

September 2022 End of Summer Workforce Straw Poll Results - Click Here

WHO IS LISTENING?

Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Joint Powers Board

Cory Carlson

Erik Dombroski

Mary Bess

Crista Valentino

Willi Brooks

Julie Calder

Mike Geraci

 

Executive Director

Kathryn Brackenridge

lodgingtax@tetoncountywy.gov

 

Communications Manager

Sue Muncaster

lodgingtaxnews@tetoncountywy.gov

 

Sustainability Coordinator(s)

Riverwind Foundation

staywild@tetoncountywy.gov

 

Consulting Team

Seleni Matus - George Washington University

Julie Klein - Confluence Sustainability

18-member Steering Committee

 

Questions/Comments? staywild@tetoncountywy.gov 

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