Be sure to climb aboard
the Polar Express
Welcome To The Blackstone Valley
Rhode Island, New England, USA.
Founded in April 1985, the Blackstone Valley
Tourism Council is a non-profit corporation registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) educational organization and was authorized under Section 42-63.1-5 of the Rhode Island General Laws as the State designated regional tourism development agency for the Northern Rhode Island tourism district representing the cities of Pawtucket, Central Falls, and Woonsocket, and the towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, North Smithfield, Smithfield, Glocester, and Burrillville. The Tourism Council is supported by statewide hotel room tax revenues (RI General Laws, Section 42-63.1) and also receives financial support from the public and private sector, charitable organizations, and grants.
The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council’s Board of Directors consists of 21 members representing tourism development interests throughout the region. The Council’s mission is to create positive change with regard to community values by developing and promoting coordinated, responsible and sustainable tourism in Rhode Island’s Blackstone Valley communities. The Board of Directors appoints a President, who serves as the Executive Director and CEO of the Agency. Support staff and independent contractors are also employed to assist in coordinating functions and projects.