Visit Big Bear Annual Meeting - Virtual Event!

Learn what your local Tourism Bureau has accomplished this year and see what's in store looking forward!


The 26th Visit Big Bear Annual Meeting will be hosted via Zoom for the health and safety of our members, board, staff, and community amid the COVID-19 crisis. We're eager to share with you our achievements over the past year and what's to expect moving forward. We are particularly excited to announce that Assemblyman Jay Obernolte will be our keynote speaker. Obernolte has represented California’s 33rd Assembly District since 2014. Before joining the Assembly, he served as the Mayor of Big Bear Lake and on the Board of Directors for the Big Bear City Airport.

Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020
Time: 5 - 6:30 PM

5 PM Start
Call To Order & President's Address
Keynote Speaker
Discussing the TBID
Staff Presentation
- Marketing
- Events
City Manager, Frank Rush
Voting Directions & Floor Nominations
Live Election

Board Elections - Candidate Forum

This year's Annual Meeting will include elections for Board of Director positions up for reelection. If you are interested in running for a seat on the board, please contact Will Weisfeld, Director of Events at

Candidates will be given time to address the public through an open-forum Zoom Webinar. The open forum meeting gives candidates a chance to address voters. Each candidate will be given the same amount of time to talk. This is a great opportunity to get to know the candidates before election day and should not be missed! Additional nominations will be accepted on the floor at the Annual Meeting.

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020
5 – 6 PM

Ballots have been mailed to every Visit Big Bear member and partner. Don't forget to email or mail them in to cast your vote! Ballots should be mailed to Stephanie Thoth. Her email and direct mail info are listed at the bottom of the ballot. Proxy votes will need to be handed before the Annual Meeting while ballots may be submitted digitally the day of. Changes to ballots will appear on the voting platform so attendees can vote live for additions from the floor at the Annual Meeting.

Forum Agenda:
5 PM Start
- Moderator Welcome.
- Rules and guidelines for candidates and attendees.
- Introduction of first candidate
- 1st Candidate speaks
- Introduction of second candidate
- 2nd Candidate speaks

Attendee Rules
Attendee questions should be saved for the last portion of the meeting, following all candidates speeches and questions. Attendees are asked to keep questions and comments polite and on topic. Questions and statements containing the following will not be acknowledged:
o Profanity
o Personal attacks
o Irrelevant topics (including but not limited to: asking about family, friends, etc..)
o Attendee questions should have answers of one minute or less
o Not all attendee questions will be answered; only as many as time allows