Millard to Chair House Tourism Committee
HARRISBURG – Rep. David Millard (R-Berwick) has been appointed to serve as chairman of the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee during the 2017-18 legislative session.

“I am very excited to serve as chairman of the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee this session. My background with the Bloomsburg Fair and demonstrated concern for the Pennsylvania’s economic growth allow me to approach this committee with enthusiasm,” said Millard.

“Our state has rich recreational and tourism opportunities, from the PA Wilds and the Pocono Mountains to the Laurel Highlands and the Dutch Country Roads. We offer gorgeous country sides, charming small towns and booming metropolitan areas. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Legislature to ensure the vibrancy of Pennsylvania’s tourism tradition remains prominent for years to come,” he added.

Tourism is the second largest industry in Pennsylvania, with $39.2 billion spent annually by Pennsylvania travelers, and $4.1 billion in tax revenues generated annually. More than 304,000 jobs are generated by the state’s tourism industry.

The House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee considers issues including travel and tourism promotion; the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission; scenic roadways; snowmobile and trail-related initiatives; amusement parks, fairs, carnivals and folk festivals; agritourism; hotel and lodging issues; recreational use of land and water; PA Wilds and many others.

Millard was elected to the House in early 2004 and is a lifelong resident of Columbia County. He has served on the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee for several terms.

Millard is also a long-time director of the Bloomsburg Fair, the largest fair in the Commonwealth. In 2016, 382,018 people visited the Bloomsburg Fair. To support the economic and agricultural benefit of fairs across Pennsylvania, David initiated the “fair caucus” in the Legislature and regularly holds meetings for legislators who are involved with fairs in their districts.

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Representative David Millard
109th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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