Innkeepers tax dollars through Hamilton County Tourism have contributed more than $7.5 million in grants and support funding since 2005. A full 20% of the 2018 budget will be spent on Community Development, or roughly $1,000,000, including:
Major projects that Hamilton County Tourism has supported include Grand Park, The Center for the Performing Arts – Palladium in Carmel, Conner Prairie Balloon Voyage and Conner House re-restoration in Fishers, Fishers Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, Noblesville Welcome Center, Strawtown Koteewi Park, hospitality corridor signage for the City of Carmel, Nickel Plate Arts campus development in ongoing support, ballpark enhancements throughout the county and various Zagster installations.
In addition to funding, Hamilton County Tourism regularly explores other opportunities to support community development:
Questions about the Hamilton Count Tourism Gives grant program should be directed to Sarah Buckner, Tourism Development Manager
Tourism Gives - Guidelines
The White River in Hamilton County meanders along more than 25 miles of countryside... through four county parks, one nationally recognized museum, by six city parks and through historic downtown Noblesville.
Tens of thousands of cars pass over the river each day to and from work, school or for errands. During warmer months, hundreds put into the park each weekend in kayaks, canoes or in giant tubes or fish from boats or banks. Hamilton County residents on some city water systems turn on their showers each morning only to have cleaned river water wash away their sleep.
The White River Alliance, Friends of the White River, Reconnect Our Waterways and Central Indiana Land Trust, to name a few, have been fighting for this river’s protection for decades.
And now the river has our full attention.
Get involved by visiting MyWhiteRiver.com plus, join us on Wednesday, July 11 from 6-8 p.m. at Noblesville City Hall for the first Hamilton County public input session or check out other opportunities on the website for meetings to be held in Marion County.