Annual BCTC General Membership Meeting

Tourism Secretary-Designee Sayers to speak in Burnett County February 3


Tourism is one of Burnett County’s mainstay sources of revenue. “Even in our toughest year, the power of tourism as a major economic driver was clear in communities and counties across the state,” says Department of Tourism Regional Specialist Julie Fox.

Fox will introduce Department of Tourism Secretary-designee Anne Sayers who will address this and other tourism topics when she speaks at the Burnett County Tourism Coalition’s (BCTC) annual meeting Thursday, February 3, 12-1 p.m. at Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park on County Road U in Danbury.  

“In 2020, Burnett County saw $20.9 million in direct visitor spending and $32.4 million in total business sales,” reported Fox. “The tourism industry supported 322 jobs while visitor spending contributed $2.6 million to the county in state and local taxes.”

Lunch and the BCTC business meeting follow the Secretary-designee’s noon presentation.  The event is open to anyone who is interested in supporting tourism-related activities in Burnett County.  Nominations for potential board members are open and may be submitted in advance to or taken from the floor during the meeting.

There is no charge for lunch, however reservations are required. Email RSVP to by January 31 or call 218.491.0961.


The BCTC is a nonprofit volunteer organization established in 2013 with the mission of promoting tourism in Burnett County.