About the Council

Principles & Policies

The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council adopts the following:


The work of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council is based on the values of the residents, businesses and governments in the communities of Woonsocket, Pawtucket, Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln, North Smithfield, Smithfield, Glocester and Burrillville Rhode Island.

Our Purpose


To create positive change with regard to community values by developing and promoting coordinated, responsible and sustainable tourism in Rhode Island’s Blackstone Valley communities. To plan and collaborate with intrastate, state, regional, national and international organizations to sustain and enhance the character of our destination, and to develop the public and private natural, historic, cultural, ethnic, industrial, recreational, educational, special events, artistic and commercial resources in Pawtucket, Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Burrillville and Glocester.

Our Vision

Residents, businesses and visitors enjoy a responsibly developed destination through sustainable tourism, which enhances the environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and well-being without compromising the Blackstone Valley for future generations.