2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

The new RVs Move America Economic Impact Study, released June 3, 2019 at the annual meeting of RVIA, revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supporting nearly 600,000 jobs, contributing more than $32 billion in wages, and paying more than $12 billion in federal, state, and local taxes. The announcement was made by Garry Enyart, RVIA chairman, and Onan/Cummins Director of Mobile Generator Sales & Coach Care.

For more information on the $114 billion total economic impact and what it includes, click here.

ARVC Seeks Nominations for Board of Directors

Mon Jun 10, 2019
Author: RV News

156020160230048.pngThe National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds is looking for nominations for its board of directors.

Lone Oak Campsites Owner Peter Brown and Big Creek RV Park Owner Patty Claney are finishing their terms this year. ARVC members in their areas, one and five respectively, will elect new representatives to serve three-year terms that start Nov. 10.

Area 1 includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Area 5 covers Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas. Nominees cannot live in the same state as the current representative for their area.

Members can nominate themselves or someone else. Candidates must have at least two years experience as a member RV park or campground owner or operator and be in good standing with ARVC. Nominees should have their certificate or be enrolled the Outdoor Hospitality Education Program now. They are expected to prioritize board meetings and the Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo.

Participation in local, regional or state tourism councils, experience with fundraising and willingness to represent ARVC at state meetings is also recommended, but not required.

The deadline for nominations is July 9. Required paperwork includes a biography that describes the candidate's abilities and involvement, a letter of interest from the nominee and the signatures of 15 voting members from their area.

Absentee ballots will be sent in August, ahead of the Nov. 6. election during the Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo in Knoxville, Tenn. The For more information, visit arvc.org.