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Public to engage with Explore Sisters

Explore Sisters. Sisters’ new destination management organization (DMO) is introducing itself to the community in a public forum.

The forum will take place on Thursday, October 19, at the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District Community Hall from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. No registration is required.

Explore Sisters DMO embraces the goal of balancing the economic impacts of tourism with local livability. Explore Sisters hired its first executive director, Scott Humpert, in December 2022. Humpert brings with him over 10 years of destination management experience. DMOs are responsible for community investments through tourism and can be found throughout the state, such as Visit Bend, Visit McMinnville, and Visit Hood River.

“This is an exciting time for Sisters and a critical point in managing the impacts of tourism for the destination,” said Humpert.

“I am grateful to have been welcomed so warmly into the community and look forward to Explore Sisters having positive effects on businesses, residents, and our natural places.”

The forum will be facilitated by Citizens4Community (C4C), a nonprofit dedicated to community-building, developing and implementing tools, projects, and events that encourage respectful communication, strengthen trust, and build local community and leadership.

The community forum will provide the opportunity for participants to meet Explore Sisters’ board of directors and staff, hear what they’ve been up to so far, ask questions, and understand how to get involved or support their goals.

“We hope to see a good turnout and engaged audience at our upcoming forum,” said Humpert. “It’s a fantastic opportunity to learn more about Explore Sisters and get answers to any questions you may have.”

Explore Sisters’ office is located at 204 W. Adams Ave., Suite 103A, within the Sisters Art Works building. For more information about the forum or Explore Sisters, contact Scott Humpert at [email protected].


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