Tourism commission begins search for new director

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By Stevie Lowery

The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission began the search for a new director during a special-called meeting Tuesday.

On Monday, Aug. 8, Chris Hamilton told the commission that his final day as Lebanon's tourism director would be this Friday, Aug. 19. Hamilton has accepted an offer to become the executive director of the Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau in Illinois. He has been the Lebanon tourism director for six years.

According to Dan Lawson, tourism commission chairman, the purpose of Tuesday's meeting was to determine how the commission wanted to move forward with the search for a new director. He said there would be a selection committee formed to help narrow the search and determine what candidates should be interviewed.

"The selection committee will probably be the entire board, and I'd like to have somebody from outside the commission, maybe a couple public, at-large committee members. We'd like to have Chris involved, too."

See more about the search for a new tourism director in future editions of The Lebanon Enterprise and on our web site.