On April 30, 2020, City Council adopted Resolution Number 20-07 (PDF), which placed the Tourism Development Fund (TDF) grant program on hold. City Council approved the first round of projects in November of 2019. Five of these projects are underway.
The TDF was adopted in 2017 with one intent:
The purpose of the Tourism Development Fund (TDF) is to increase patronage to restaurants, attractions, hotels, and events in the City of Williamsburg through financial assistance and reinvestment in tourism products, place-making projects, and public-private partnerships.
The City Is Looking for Partners
The City is looking for partners to help increase tourism. The reason is simple. People agree that the City has to bolster tourism in order to continue offering the world-class services and quality of life to which residents and visitors have grown accustomed. To do this, the City has to provide a business-friendly environment, be progressive in thinking about new concepts, and reduce the costs of investment.
If you have any questions about the grant process, please email Joanna Skrabala, Tourism Development Specialist, or call her at 757-220-6129.