The Richmond Convention and Visitors Bureau (RCVB) is a 501 c-6 not-for-profit trade association formed in 2004. It is funded by a Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) and is one of over 70 Marketing Tourism Business Improvement Districts throughout the State of California.
A tourism advisory board and tourism business management plan guide the activities of the organization in accordance with the State of California Parking and Business Improvement Area Law of 1989. The mission of the RCVB is to create awareness of areas of Richmond that offer visitor related opportunities including lodging, shopping, dining, attractions, museums, historic preservation, recreation, festivals, events and meetings.
The RCVB is dedicated to collaborating with other organizations that offer opportunities for tourism and visitors. The RCVB relays a positive message while encouraging visitation, increasing hotel stays, as well as direct and indirect spending on hospitality-related services.
The lodging facilities within the City of Richmond are the funding mechanism for the RCVB. There are currently eleven members serving on the Board of Directors and an Executive Director who oversees the day-to-day administrative operations of the RCVB, the RCVB Visitor Center and who participates in the organizational board and committee structure to create strategic administrative and marketing plans. Terms of the board of directors are staggered.