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The Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau (SCVB) is a not-for-profit organization formed in 1986 to promote the City of Solvang, its Northern European culture, cuisine, shopping, arts and attractions of the village known as “California’s Little Denmark.” According to Executive Director Tracy Farhad, the SCVB is seeking two new members to serve a two-year term of office on the Board of Directors starting in January 2017. The applicants must be either an active business owner or executive level manager, or the property owner of a tourism-related business in the commercial area of the city of Solvang for a minimum of two years prior to December 31, 2016.

Members of the Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors encourage the development of new promotional programs; oversee the strategic marketing plan and advancement of Solvang’s tourism industry. Applicants must be willing to commit to attending regular monthly SCVB board meetings, held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 8:30am at Solvang City Hall. (The meeting schedule is subject to change with prior notification and some special meetings are required throughout the year.)

Individuals interested in a Board of Directors position should send a one-page statement describing the applicant’s vision for Solvang tourism promotion, their unique contributions and a brief biography to Executive Director Tracy Farhad via email to or via letter mailed to her at Post Office Box 70, Solvang, CA 93464; no later than close of business on December 8, 2016.

The current five SCVB board members were ratified and installed at the January 25, 2016, Solvang City Council Meeting as follows: President Jeff Paaske, Solvang Restaurant; Vice-President/Secretary Kim Jensen, Ingeborg’s Danish Chocolates; Treasurer/CFO Susan Williams, Wandering Dog Wine Bar; Directors David Rasmussen, Rasmussen’s; Angie Horn, Hamlet Inn & Atterdag Inn and Honorary Board Member Dr. Kenneth Harwood, Economist, Solvang Chamber of Commerce. Jeff Paaske and David Rasmussen terms are coming to a close in January 2017.

Please feel free to contact Tracy Farhad directly for any additional information or assistance by calling 805-688-6144 or by email at