SAN BERNARDINO, CA – Supervisor Neil Derry allocated $5,000 from his discretionary funds to the Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce. The funding will be used to help showcase and brand Joshua Tree National Park as a natural wonder of the desert for residents and visitors of Joshua Tree.
“A healthy business environment fosters economic development throughout the entire region and creates a foundation for the community to thrive,” Supervisor Derry stated. “By promoting tourism and commerce, the Chamber maintains the needs for the diverse Joshua Tree Community and preserves the rich array of the natural and cultural resources in the surrounding region.”
Every year, approximately 1.2 million tourists come from all over the world to partake in various recreational activities, such as camping, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, ranger programs, stargazing, wildflower viewing, and much more.
“My hopes are to assist the Chamber to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors through the support and advancement of the rich cultural history and distinctly unique geographical features that defines the Joshua Tree community,” said Supervisor Derry.
Formed in 1947, the Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce is one of the driving forces of the community, supporting local and regional businesses, the art of music community, non-profit organizations, as well as residents and visitors. For more information about the Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce, visit http://www.joshuatreechamber.org/ or call (760) 366-3723.