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RUSTON LINCOLN CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
8:00 A.M. JANUARY 21, 2016
RUSTON, LA
Minutes
Members Present:
Richard Lewis, Chair
Bradley Walker, Vice Chair
Claire Givens, Treasurer
Suzanne Green
Dr. Dave Guerin
Jeff Parker
Skip Russell
Staff Present:
Travis Napper, President/CEO
Amanda Quimby, Marketing Director
Members Absent:
Tiffany Baldwin
Gregg Phillips
Visitor Present:
Jill Kidder
Darienne Mobley
Ernie Stevens
Jon Moss
James Ramsaur
Ronny Walker
Donnie Bell
Judy Copeland
Call to Order
Mr. Lewis called the meeting to order at 9:03 a.m.
Invocation
Mr. Russell presented the invocation.
Review of Mission Statement
Mr. Lewis presented the mission statement.
Approval of Agenda
Action Item #1: Mr. Parker made a motion to approve the agenda. Dr. Guerin seconded. All present said aye. Motion passed unanimously.
Approval of Minutes
Action Item #2: Dr. Guerin made a motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting. Ms. Givens seconded. All present said aye. Motion passed unanimously.
Public Comments
None
Tourism Builders Presentation
Mrs. Mobley and Mrs. Kidder presented the board with their results after an 11 month long strategic plan process. Tourism Builders broke down their findings of the CVB's position, product, promotions, performance and process, and partnerships into an executive summary.
President/CEO's Report
Mr. Napper reported that the lodging tax was down 3% for December, and up 14% YTD. He announced that the Lincoln Parish Library Board is open and encourage anyone who is interested to send their information. He also said that the Crappie Masters Tournament was another success for this year with 75 teams participating.
Action Item #3: Mrs. Givens made a motion to approve the President/CEO Report. Dr. Guerin seconded. All present said aye. Motion passed unanimously.
Treasurer's Report
Ms. Givens gave the financial report for January. Expenses exceeded Revenues for the month. Expenses exceeded Revenues for the year.
Action Item #4: Ms. Green made a motion to hold the treasurer's report over for audit. Mr. Walker seconded. All present said aye. Motion passed unanimously.
Chairman's Report
Mr. Lewis thanked the CVB staff and Tourism Builders. He also proposed that the CVB board host 25% of their meetings outside of the board room and utilize space in our attractions.
Action Item #5: Dr. Guerin made a motion to approve Chairman's Report. Ms. Green seconded. All present said aye. Motion passed unanimously.
Meeting was adjourned at 10:35 a.m.
1td: May 29, 2016

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