Tourism Commission

About the Commission

The Garibaldi Tourism Commission was formed by the City Council in September of 2010 to address the need of promoting tourism in Garibaldi. This commission is enabled through Section 2.55 of the Garibaldi Municipal Code. In December of 2019, the City Council passed Ordinance No. 329 revamping the structure of the Tourism Commission and amending the original Ordinance No. 317.

This commission has a vision of establishing Garibaldi as the over-night anchor point for exploring Oregon’s authentic fishing village, as well as the attractions and natural scenic wonders of all of Tillamook County and the North Oregon Coast. The mission of this commission is to increase over-night stays in Garibaldi by developing a comprehensive plan for family focused tourism opportunities. You can also download the mission and vision statement.

If you are interested in working with this commission, volunteering to further its goals, or simply learning more, please contact Laura Schmidt, Tourism/Events Specialist, at (503)974-8581 or email


Regular meetings have resumed as of January 2020.  Dates and times of future meetings have yet to be established but will be posted with ample notice to the community. Agendas are usually available 2 to 3 business days before the meeting.


Term Expiration
Shayna Sheldon (Chair)
General Business Community December 31, 2021
John Luquette
Port District (Tillamook County) December 31, 2021
Brent Olson
Rachael Aldridge (Alternate
Tourism Supported Transportation Industry December 31, 2023
Cheryl Gierga Hamilton
Citizen at Large December 31, 2023
Carla Albright
Museum/Historical Society (Tillamook County) December 31, 2023

 Hotel/Motel Industry December 31, 2023
City Manager
Tourism Specialist - Laura Schmidt