Oregon Statutes - Chapter 284 - Organizations for Economic Development - Section 284.122 - Authority of commission.

To carry out the duties and purposes of the Oregon Tourism Commission, and in addition to other powers granted to the commission under ORS 284.101 to 284.146 or other law, the commission may:

(1) Make contracts and execute all instruments necessary or convenient for carrying out the duties of the commission;

(2) Acquire, own, hold, transfer, encumber or dispose of property of any kind, or any interest in that property;

(3) Enter into agreements or other transactions involving tourism with any federal, state, county or municipal agency or with any person or other entity;

(4) Appoint officers, consultants, agents or advisors, and prescribe their duties;

(5) Appear before boards, commissions, departments or other agencies of municipal or county governments, the state government or the federal government;

(6) Procure insurance against any losses incurred in connection with property of the commission in the amounts and from the insurers as the commission determines is necessary or desirable;

(7) Accept donations, grants, bequests or devises, conditional or otherwise, of money, property, services or other items of value, including any interest or earnings thereon, that may be received from the federal government or any agency of the federal government, any state or municipal government agency, or any institution or person, public or private, to be held, used or applied for any purpose of the commission, in accordance with the terms of the donation, grant, bequest or devise;

(8) Organize, conduct, sponsor, cooperate with or assist the private sector or other state agencies in the conduct of conferences and tours related to Oregon tourism;

(9) Provide and pay for advisory services and technical assistance that may be necessary or desirable to carry out the duties and purposes of the commission;

(10) Exercise any other powers necessary or desirable for the operation and functioning of the commission that is consistent with the purposes of the commission;

(11) Charge for products or services provided and receive revenue from any source to be used for the purposes of the commission;

(12) Enter into agreements and cooperate with political subdivisions of this state, state agencies, other states, the federal government, governments of foreign countries or private individuals, corporations or other persons in the publication or distribution of information relating to tourism, recreational activities and tourism facilities, or other information or materials of interest or service to the traveling public or relating to developing or promoting tourism in this state; and

(13) Accept or provide travel, lodging, meals, entertainment, meetings and other services from or to public or private entities or persons in order to carry out the duties of the commission. [Formerly 285A.271]

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