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News Release
Gladstone Community Event Sponsorship Program - 09/01/22

GLADSTONE, OREGON - Gladstone City Council approved the Community Event Sponsorship Program to support visitor experiences in Gladstone and help local small businesses, non-profits, and community groups through funding. In support of a commitment to promote tourism, the City of Gladstone is proud to launch this grant program. “With the recent completion of the Gladstone Tourism Strategy we are excited to support shared aspirations to enhance or create vibrant events that bring in more visitors each year,” states Gladstone City Administrator Jacque Betz, “This event-based strategy requires local leaders who are willing and able to spearhead endeavors and make them sustainable- and the City supports them.”

Supporting Tourism - 

The Community Event Sponsorship Program is designed to assist the development and marketing of festivals and community events that draw visitors to the city. Applicants may apply for up to $5,000 per event, per year. Gladstone is interested in supporting projects that align with themes identified within the Gladstone Tourism Strategy, which includes parks and nature, community events, and history. Tourism promotion includes activities such as marketing special events and festivals designed to attract tourists.

Program Details - 

Applications will be received on a quarterly basis beginning November 30, 2022 to be awarded the first business day in January, 2023. Funds must be spent within one year of award and are paid as reimbursement for expenses. Applicants are encouraged to review program details and the application at City of Gladstone adopted the Tourism Strategic Plan in 2018 with the goal to increase visitors to the City and promote local businesses and natural attractions.


For more information, contact:

Lori Bell
Gladstone Tourism Consultant


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