CSDA 2021 Planning Site

Monterey County CVB Welcomes



Hello Megan & Neil,

We look forward to your return to Monterey County!  Thank you for making time to visit and get reacquainted with our properties and destination.

Please know that we’ll be conducting our tours and time together with best practices in accordance with the County and our venues’ COVID-19 protocols. Because of the current status of our region, and to be in accordance with the preference of the venue team members, the sites have been arranged for you and Neil to conduct tours individually with the properties. 

A robust itinerary has been arranged to help you achieve your goals. 

  • Pre-planning for your 2021 Annual Conference to include TriCord and golf tournament/Pacific Grove Golf Links
  • Review the 2023 Annual Conference proposal
  • Visit properties sourced for the 2022 Special District Board Secretary/Clerk Conference RFP
  • Have some down time for personal business
  • Enjoy Monterey

Also please consider dressing in layers since all restaurants are restricted to outdoor dining at this time. 

We invite you to use this microsite not only as a resource for your site inspection, but also as a resource for your future attendees. Let our Strategic Client Services team create a fully custom microsite for your program to help attendees learn about the destination, browse dining and activity listings, as well as access special offers prior to their arrival and while they are here.


Site Visit Itinerary:


Tuesday, February 23, 2021


Check-in: Monterey Marriott

350 Calle Prinicpal, Monterey, CA 93940

Website: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mryca-monterey-marriott/

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Tour: Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa

One Golf Course Road, Monterey, CA 93940

Website: hyattregencymonterey.com 

Nick Phone: (831) 264-3200

Meet Nick Del Pozzo (Director of Group Sales) in the lobby to start tour.

5:00 PM

Meet Lauren in lobby to carpool to dinner.

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

Dinner: Yeast of Eden, Carmel Plaza

Carmel Plaza Suite 112: Ocean & Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93921

Website: https://asbcarmel.com/ 

Bundle up! We'll be dining al fresco!

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

Tournament Planning and Breakfast: Pacific Grove Golf Links & The Grill at Point Pinos

77 Asilomar Boulevard, Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Website: https://www.grillatpointpinos.com/ 

Brandon Phone: (831) 648-5775

Meet Brandon Hughes, Assistant Golf Professional & Tournaments in the Pro Shop to discuss the tournament followed by breakfast on own at The Grill at Point Pinos.

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Monterey Conference Connection

Tour: Monterey Marriott

350 Calle Prinicpal, Monterey, CA 93940

Website: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mryca-monterey-marriott/

Michele Phone: (831) 647-4058

Meet Michele Pearce (Director of Event Planning) in the lobby to start tour. 

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Tour: Monterey Conference Center

One Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940

Website: www.montereyconferencecenter.com/

Dayna Phone: (831) 646-3778

Meet Dayna Swanson (Events Supervisor) in the lobby to start tour.

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Meeting: TriCord @ Monterey Conference Center

Meet TriCord representative at the MCC to discuss logistics.

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Tour: Portola Hotel & Spa

Two Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940

Website: https://www.portolahotel.com/

Terri Phone: (415) 497-2600

Meet Terri D'Ayon Joyce (Director of Sales) in the lobby to start tour.

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Lunch on Own/White Space

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Tour: Embassy Suites Monterey Bay- Seaside

1441 Canyon Del Rey, Seaside, CA 93955

Website: https://embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/embassy-suites-by-hilton-monterey-bay-seaside-MRYESES/attractions/index.html

Andrea Phone: (831) 917-3911

Meet Andrea Ferrara (Director, Sales & Events) in the lobby to start tour.

5:30 PM

Happy Hour & Recap: Estebans at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa

700 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940

Website: https://www.hotelcasamunras.com/dining

Meet Tracy Hunter (Director of Sales) and Megan Hastie (Sales Manager) of Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa at Esteban Restaurant for happy hour with Lauren.

 Thursday, February 25, 2021

On Own- Departures

Contact Info:

Megan Hemming- Professional Development Coordinator (916) 947-2454

Neil McCormick- CEO 

         I look forward to our time together and to showcase all that beautiful Monterey has to offer.

Warm regards,

Lauren Siring

Lauren Siring
Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Senior Business Development Executive
(831) 915-3167 (Cell)