Representatives from the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Walla Walla Foundation, Visit Walla Walla and the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance were offered an opportunity to provide their views on this issue.

The following joint statement was issued by the boards of directors of the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance and Visit Walla Walla:

“The focuses and missions of all four organizations are not all closely aligned and all four organizations have different objectives. The Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance and Visit Walla Walla do share some strategic objectives and their respective boards and staff have already been working together on those opportunities.”