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city_seal-100x100.jpgThe city is giving more than three-quarters of the $200,000 available for tourism promotion next year to the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce. The chamber is set to receive $165,000, with the remainder going to 14 other groups and individuals. 

The city is giving more than three-quarters of the $200,000 available for tourism promotion next year to the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce. The chamber is set to receive $165,000, with the remainder going to 14 other groups and individuals. 

The city has allocated to the chamber: $100,000 to the chamber for international ferry marketing, $55,000 for the Visitor Information Center and $10,000 to promote the Anacortes Jazz Festival. Jazz Festival funding was cut in half from the current year, while Visitor Center funding was increased by $2,000 from this year’s level.

Much of the $45,000 going to smaller groups will be used to promote an assortment of community events such as the Town Crier program. Some money funds the distribution of about 150,000 city promotional brochures printed for distribution in other visitor centers and on ferries. Some funds are also used for city beautification.

The funds come to the city as its share of a countywide two-percent hotel-motel tax and can only be used to promote events or activities that would help bring tourists to Anacortes.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,942 Confirmed Skagit Cases
400-409 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

318 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
44,613 Fully Vaccinated
57,198 Initial Doses Given

Statewide

379,100 Confirmed Cases Statewide
22,614 Hospitalizations

5,539 Deaths Statewide
2,419,434 Fully Vaccinated
3,368,279 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, May 5, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times