O.S. visitor center moving out of convention center

City Budget approves funds for change in operations, one-year deal at new location

The Ocean Shores Visitor Information Center, operated for years out of the Convention Center, will be moving to the Ocean Shores Chamber office across from the IGA grocery store with funding from the 2019-2020 Ocean Shores city budget.

The city council in passing the budget last week also approved $45,000 recommended by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee for the move of the city’s primary public source for information about the area, events, lodging, amenities and other attractions.

Council member Susan Conniry received an assurance from Mayor Crystal Dingler that the city still will have oversight over the Visitor Information Center when it moves, and asked if it would be required to report back to the City Council.

“I think that’s something we haven’t determined yet because we haven’t done this before,” Dingler said. “It’s a one-year deal, and if it doesn’t work, we’ll change it.”