Board of Directors

The Visit Morro Bay Board of Directors represents each unique aspect of the Morro Bay tourism industry, with lodging partners, business owners, vacation rental partners, and more. Board meetings are bi-monthly beginning with the fiscal year in July followed by September, November, January, March and May. The meetings are the fourth Thursday of the month from 9:00am - 11:00am. Currently via Zoom.


Amish Patel - Chair •​ Hotelier • Fireside Inn
Steve Allen - Vice-Chair • Hotelier • Masterpiece Hotel, La Serena Inn, Best Western San Marcos 
Robert Elzer - Secretary • Vacation Rental Representative • URelax Vacation Rentals and Beach-N-Bay Getaways 
Scott Collins - Treasurer • City Representative • City Manager
Joan Solu - Business Member
Christopher Kostecka - Hotelier • Anderson Inn, Estero Inn
Val Seymour - Hotelier • Front Street Inn & Spa



Applications for three Visit Morro Bay Board seats are now open. Two are for a representative of a lodging business and one is for an at large Morro Bay business person. The term for these seats is for two years beginning July of 2022 and ending in June of 2024. The application deadline is July 20th at 5:00 PM. Please click on the application button below. Send completed applications to