YGP Timeline

Yosemite Gateway Partners Timeline

September 26, 2003
At the Sierra Business Council (SBC) Annual Conference at Mammoth Mountain, a breakfast meeting was held for all attendees from the four gateways to Yosemite. They returned for a second breakfast meeting the next morning.

October 29, 2003
The first regional Gateway Partnership meeting was held in the Mountain Room at Yosemite Lodge.

October 18 – 20, 2004
Ed McMahon held a three-day Conference in Yosemite’s Curry Village.  Approximately 50 participants attended, evenly divided between Highways 140, 41, 120 East, 120 North, and Yosemite Park.

January 9, 2006
Approximately 39 participants attended a workshop facilitated by Linda McMillan in the Mountain Room at Yosemite Lodge.

February 16, 2009
A workshop was held in Mariposa’s government center. The group stuck together for four hours of discussion and came up with a mission statement.

July 9, 2009
The formation meeting was held for the first corporate Board of Directors in the Garden Terrace at Yosemite Lodge.

August 17, 2009
Yosemite Gateway Partners, Inc., was incorporated as a nonprofit in the State of California.

April 30, 2010
Yosemite Gateway Partners, Inc., was issued a 501(c)(3) exemption letter by IRS.