Maine's Kennebec Valley

Kennebec Valley Tourism Council

is a member-supported 501(c)6 non-profit organization. Its purpose is to attract visitors
to Maine’s Kennebec Valley region.

KVTC's mission


The creation and implementation of marketing programs designed to attract visitors to the region.


Engage communities, organizations, and individuals within the region to support the growth of tourism programs, products, and businesses.


Support a vibrant tourism scene that contributes to a sustainable economy for the region.

KVTC funding

  • The work done by KVTC is funded primarily through an annual grant from the Maine Office of Tourism (MOT).
  • MOT is funded through a legislative act to receive 5% of lodging and restaurant taxable sales.
  • 10% of MOT’s funds are set aside for regional marketing and special events promotion.
  • In addition to the MOT grant, KVTC uses membership fees, advertising sales revenue, and in-kind contributions to provide a required cash match and fund our work.

KVTC Board

The KVTC Board strives to be broadly representative of the designated region and includes individuals representing tourism interests.

Tanya Griffeth, Executive Director

Mike Guarino, Chair, Maine Wilderness Tours

Kim Lindlof, Treasurer, Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce

Kristina Cannon, Main Street Skowhegan

Jessie Cyr, Kennebec Valley Council of Governments

Scarlett Deshong, Forks Area Chamber of Commerce

Katie L. Doherty, Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce

Melissa Lindley, City of Gardiner

Denise Murchison, Silverton Sporting Ranch

Christian Savage, Somerset Economic Development Corporation

Jordyn Woodard, Waterville Creates

Emily Yearwood, Northern Outdoors

Become a member of KVTC

  • KVTC Members receive discounts on advertising in the annual EXPLORER Visitor Guide.
  • KVTC Members have access to Maine Tourism research, regional data, and information used to improve your marketing strategies.
  • KVTC Members enjoy industry network support for marketing, plus educational workshops with the option to host.

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