About the Grand Haven Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

We are a non profit, Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) established in 1986 under Public Act 59. This Michigan legislation allows us to collect 2 percent assessments from lodging properties and transient facilities within our district to go towards marketing the Grand Haven area as an overnight destination for visitors.  We provide approximately 650 rooms/units throughout our district which includes cities, villages and townships.  Our district is primarily recognized as Northern Ottawa County and encompasses: Allendale, Coopersville, Ferrysburg, Grand Haven, Nunica, Spring Lake, West Olive.

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Call us! (616) 842-4499
Visit us! 225 Franklin Ave., Grand Haven, MI 49417
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm
Between Memorial Day & Labor Day, our office is open Saturdays from 10am-2pm.
We are closed Sundays & Holidays

Our Visitors Center is located in downtown Grand Haven inside the historic building known as the Mary A. White House. Here you will find area information including our visitors guide, information on lodging, brochures for area points of interest, local maps, regional travel guides and more. We also have public restrooms, complimentary water, and a large deck. Stop by for a visit and to learn more about the area!

Meet Our Team!

Marci-3Marci Cisneros
Executive Director
Marci Cisneros is the executive director of the Grand Haven Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and has been an active member of the tourism industry for over 20 years. Marci serves as the Vice President of Grand Haven Lighthouse Conservancy, Membership & Public Image board member of the Grand Haven Rotary and Treasurer of Michigan Port Collaborative; she also serves as a board member of Michigan’s Beachtowns, West Michigan Tourism Association, and Schrems West Michigan Trout Unlimited. After spending 10 years in Tennessee and studying Business Management & Marketing at the University of Kentucky and Tennessee Tech University, she moved back home to West Michigan to head the GHACVB office.

Not surprising – Marci loves to travel. She is always looking forward to her next adventure. As a way to unwind, her passions include fly fishing, farm to table cooking and serving as an advocate for natural resources conservation.


Sanda Vazgec
Marketing & Communications Manager

Sanda Vazgec is a graduate of Grand Valley State University where she studied Multimedia Journalism and Spanish. Before joining the GHACVB, Sanda served as the Assistant News Editor and later as the Digital Editor for the Grand Valley Lanthorn. She also aided as a Marketing Assistant for the GVSU Office of Housing & Residence Life. Originally from Bosnia & Herzegovina, Sanda’s family relocated to Lansing, Michigan where she spent most of her life, but she has proudly called West Michigan home for the past six years. As a self-proclaimed “foodie” with a passion for exploring and learning about different cultures, she has spent much of her life traveling and even studied abroad in the Dominican Republic. In her free time, Sanda enjoys writing, photography, discovering new music and being outdoors. She is continually excited to promote the Grand Haven Area as a premiere beachtown destination.

Marissa
Events & Marketing Intern

Marissa just graduated from Grand Valley State University in April with a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management with an emphasis in Tourism. She has fallen in love with West Michigan and loves living over here.  The beach is her favorite place to be and she is so happy to be spending her summer here in Grand Haven. As for hobbies, she enjoys spending time outdoors (hammocking, swimming, hiking), listening to music, and traveling. In addition to promoting the Grand Haven Area, Marissa will also be assisting in the planning of the 16th annual Grand Haven Salmon Festival.

Natalie
Marketing & Media Intern
Natalie has a Bachelor of Science in Advertising and Public Relations and a minor in Writing. In her free time you can find her doing a variety of things, but she loves hanging out with her friends and family the most. In addition to that, she also enjoys going to new restaurants, listening to music, camping, going to the beach, watching movies, going to sports games such as the Tigers, taking naps, traveling, and more.

Isabel
Marketing & Media Intern
This upcoming fall, Isabel will be entering her junior year at the University of Michigan where she is pursuing a degree in Communications. She looks forward to writing blogs, editing videos, and creating social media posts for the Visitor’s Bureau. Growing up, Isabel would come to the Grand Haven Area all the time with her friends and family whether it was for a bike ride, soccer practice, or frozen yogurt. She is excited to be spending more time in the Grand Haven Area this summer so she can discover all of the hidden gems that only locals know about.


Jackie
Salmon Festival Intern
This upcoming fall, Jackie will be going into her senior year at Grand Valley State University where she is double majoring in Marketing and Management. Jackie was born and raised in the greater Grand Rapids Area, Michigan and is eager spend her summer in Grand Haven learning about the world of event planning and management through planning the Salmon Festival Event. In her spare time, Jackie enjoys doing all things active and outdoors: from hiking in the Grand Haven Area dunes to enjoying the beautiful sunsets of West Michigan.

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