About Discover Gloucester

Discover Gloucester:

As the official destination marketing organization (DMO) for the City of Gloucester, Discover Gloucester works to promote tourism and the visitor based economy by increasing awareness of Gloucester as a desirable visitor destination while also improving the quality of life for Gloucester residents and local business owners with positive economic benefits.

Discover Gloucester is a nonprofit 501-C-6, with grant support from the City of Gloucester, along with tourism-related local businesses that invest in advertising in our annual Discover Gloucester Visitor Guide and specially designed cooperative advertising packages and social media campaigns.

Mission:

The purpose of the DMO is to promote and encourage tourism and the artistic, cultural, historic, maritime, recreational and scenic resources of Gloucester.  The organization seeks to strengthen the economic impact of tourism for the City by providing a consistent, confident image that emphasizes our unique culture. By supporting a cooperative marketing approach to promoting Gloucester as a travel destination to domestic and international travelers and groups, the organization strives to stimulate and increase overnight stays, extend the visitor season to include shoulder and off season months, increase visitor spending and fortify market share. Discover Gloucester is the official non-profit 501-C-6 Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the City of Gloucester.

Marketing:

As America’s oldest seaport with an authentic working waterfront, and home to the oldest working art colony in America, Gloucester provides a one-of-a-kind destination experience chock full of beautiful beaches, restaurants, museums, storied history, attractions, and adventure. Discover Gloucester helps to tell the story by actively pursuing media coverage, developing and implementing themed monthly campaigns, integrating and enhancing our website and providing leadership and guidance for the development and implementation of marketing strategies. Discover Gloucester’s marketing initiatives focus on audiences which include: pleasure travelers, regional visitors, group tours, domestic and international visitors, business travelers and cruise passengers.  The organization crafts destination advertising packages and coordinates collaborative promotional buys strategically designed to reach audiences in these markets.

Staff:

Elizabeth Carey, Executive Director
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Anne-Marie Anderson, Marketing Coordinator
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Contact Us:

Discover Gloucester
PO Box 915
Gloucester, MA  01930
978-675-1818

2018 Executive Board

Chair Person
Tobin Dominick, Cape Ann’s Marina Resort

Vice-Chair
Heather Dagle, 7 Seas Whale Watch

Treasurer
Peter Jenner, Endicott College

Clerk
Peter Webber, Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce

Past President
Laura Dow, The Vista

2018 Board of Directors

Tobin Dominick
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Heather Dagle
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Laura Dow
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Jeanne Hennessey
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John Orlando
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Linn Parisi
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Samantha Porter*
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Ronda Faloon
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Peter Jenner
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Jill Cahill
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Beth Williams
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Michelle Williams
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Peter Webber
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Carol Mondello
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Tom Balf*
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Christopher Sicuranza
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Martha Van Koevering
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Proposed Board of Directors Slate for 2018-19

Tobin Dominick, Chairperson

Heather Dagle, Vice Chair

Peter Jenner, Finance

Peter Webber, Secretary

Laura Dow, Past Chair

Tom Balf, At-Large*

John Orlando

Jeanne Hennessey

Beth Williams

Michelle Williams

Samantha Porter*

Jill Cahill

Chris Sicuranza

Ronda Faloon

Linn Parisi

Carol Mondello

Martha Van Koevering

*Tom Balf and Sam Porter have both been asked and each accepted to continue their board membership with Discover Gloucester.