As the international expert in Tourism Improvement Districts, Civitas’ strives to support Destination Management Organizations, Hotel and Lodging Associations, Chambers of Commerce, Downtown and Main Street Organizations, and Property and Business Owners with opportunities to create a funding solution to meet the needs of stakeholders. In many states, legislative support is needed to reach the funding goals of organizations and stakeholders.

Our legislative support projects include a policy analysis of existing legislation, discussion with stakeholders on key policy discussions, drafting of revision language, review of proposed amendments, response to legislative objections, and professional support through all educational, public relations, and legislative committee/hearing testimonies.   

In an environment where public resources are scarce, proposing a funding model plan that does not require public funds, rather private investment from an assessment can pave the way for an expedited recovery, additional business demand, and increased jobs.   

Outreach 

Participate in meetings, calls, educational sessions with leaders, stakeholders, and legislators to build consensus for the Tourism Improvement District legislation.  

Legal Analysis/Drafting/Legislative Amendments 

Civitas will serve as a Policy Analyst and review all proposed language edits/amendments and draft language and necessary amendments as needed.   

Collateral and Handouts 

Civitas will prepare slide decks, handouts and prepare collateral as needed for promotional and educational purposes.   

In-person Events, Legislative Hearings, Media Inquiries 

Civitas will serve as an expert representative at industry events, legislative hearings, and respond to any necessary inquiries as needed.