February  2012


2011 was an extremely productive year for MCHA.  While we had a lot of different issues to address, several individuals came forward to help us navigate throughout the year.  I feel very fortunate to have had the support of the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, the Committee Chairs and all of the members who contributed in order to help us maintain our vibrant hospitality community throughout Monterey County.  I feel especially proud of our initiative to form the Business Coalition in order for us to work as a community to battle the water cease and desist order.  We are fortunate to have two dedicated co-chairs for the coalition, John Narigi, Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa and Mike Zimmerman, Cannery Row Company. And, Bob McKenzie continues to watch over the water issues and keep us informed.  The addition of Dale Ellis as our Government Affairs Director has also been a big help to us, as he keeps us informed and watches for other challenges which may face our industry.  I especially want to thank Bonnie Adams, who was there by my side to help navigate through all of our meetings, events, planning sessions and the endless list of duties she quietly executes throughout each year.  We are extremely fortunate to have her on our team.  The groundwork has been set for 2012.  I wish incoming Chair, John Turner all of the best, along with the incredible board members who contribute each year on so many levels.  Thank you to all!  I look forward to working with everyone in 2012. 

Janine Chicourrat
General Manager
Portola Hotel & Spa

P (831)649-4511
E jchicourrat@portolahotel.com


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