The general manager of a Baywood Park motel has been appointed to the County Tourism Business Improvement District’s Los Osos Advisory Board for a 4-year term.
County Supervisors appointed Curtis Armstrong, the G.M at The Baywood Inn, to the Visit Los Osos Board at their Jan. 11 meeting.
The County TBID is funded through a 2% tax on a room night at motels, B&B’s, hotels and vacation rentals located in the County’s unincorporated towns and used for tourism promotions. The lodging properties are represented by a governing board and each community — Cayucos, Cambria, San Simeon, Los Osos, and others — is given half the CTBID taxes collected to spend on promoting events and tourism promotions in their respective communities.
In his application, Armstrong said he earned a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration from California Coast University, an online university based in Santa Ana. He said he has volunteered with CAPSLO, Growing Grounds, and the SLO County Food Bank.
“I am looking to serve on the VLOB Board because I love the Los Osos-Baywood Area and want to give back to the community while promoting and striving for a stronger local economy,” he said.
Because he isn’t the actual owner of the Inn, his employer, J. Alex Benson, signed a nomination paper for him to officially represent the Baywood Inn, which is a member of the CTBID.