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RUSTON LINCOLN CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING 8:00 A.M. NOVEMBER 15, 2018 2111 NORTH TRENTON

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RUSTON LINCOLN CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
8:00 A.M. NOVEMBER 15, 2018
2111 NORTH TRENTON
RUSTON, LA
Minutes
Members Present: Staff Present:
Bradley Walker, Chair Travis Napper, President/CEO
Andy Durrett, Vice Chair Amanda Carrier, Marketing Director
Jeff Parker, Treasurer Tiffany Baldwin Members Absent: Paul Kabbes Claire Givens
Richard Lewis Marc Newman Skip Russell Call to Order
Mr. Walker called the meeting to order at 8:07 a.m.
Invocation
Mr. Russell presented the invocation.
Review of Mission Statement
Mr. Lewis read aloud the CVB mission statement.
Approval of Agenda
Action Item #1: Mr. Lewis made a motion to approve the agenda. Mr. Parker seconded. All present said aye. Motion passed unanimously.
Approval of Minutes
Action Item #2: Mr. Russell made a motion to approve the minutes from the October meeting. Ms. Baldwin seconded. All present said aye. Motion passed unanimously.
Public Comments
None
President/CEO's Report
Mr. Napper reported that the lodging tax was down 17% for August and down 6.5% for the year. Mr. Napper announced to the board that Grambling State University was award the NAIA national championship. There will be a training for the event after Thanksgiving and representatives will be attending the 2018 national championship in Daytona in December. Mr. Napper reminded the board Mr. Lewis and Ms. Baldwin will be rolling off the board in December. Their positions will be filled by Josh Perot, representing City of Ruston, and Staci Faulkner, representing downtown/retail merchants. Mr. Napper asked that the board select the 2018 Hospitality Award recipient. Nominees were Nick Bustamante and Whitney Causey for murals and the Cultural Board for the bulldog project. Mr. Durrett made a motion to award Mr. Bustamante and Ms. Causey. Mr. Russell seconded the motion and the board agreed unanimously.
Ms. Carrier have an updated on the Lincoln Achieve initiative with Lincoln Parish Schools. The CVB was selected to mentor a group of students working on more entrainment opportunities in Ruston.
Action Item #3: Ms. Baldwin made a motion to approve the President/CEO Report. Mr. Lewis seconded. All present said aye. Motion passed unanimously.
Treasurer's Report
Mr. Parker gave the financial report for October. Revenues exceeded Expenses for the month.
Action Item #4: Mr. Lewis made a motion to approve the treasurer's report. Ms. Baldwin seconded. All present said aye. Motion passed unanimously
Chairman's Report
Mr. Walker reminded the board of the CVB's upcoming open house on Friday, Dec. 7. He also encouraged the board to get out and attend Christmas events happening downtown.
Action Item #5: Mr. Russell made a motion to approve the chairman's report. Mr. Durrett seconded. All present said aye. Motion passed unanimously
Meeting was adjourned at 8:54 a.m.
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