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John Lambeth

Founder & CEO
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John Lambeth, Civitas’ Founder & President, specializes in developing funding strategies, crafting organizational solutions, and assisting with funding advocacy for destination organizations. He and his team deliver unequaled knowledge, depth, and experience globally to destinations and communities that seek sustainable funding solutions to fuel their futures. He is the leading national expert in tourism district creation. He also drafts statewide enabling legislation, builds support among tourism businesses and electeds, and guides the formation process. He has written legislation for twenty states and assisted with legislation in El Salvador, Brazil, Japan, and the UK. Mr. Lambeth is a frequent speaker on tourism districts who has presented at conferences hosted by Visit England, the National Gathering of Brazilian Cities in the City of Maringa, Brazil, ISHAE, Destinations International, CalTravel, US Travel, the Association of Town & City Management in Ballymena, and Ireland. He and his firm have been recognized as a national leader in the development and implementation of revolutionary financing mechanisms for destinations. He is the former Chair of the Board for Destinations International Foundation and is currently a member of the U.S. Travel Association’s Board.