Albany's CVB continues to move forward after split from Chamber of Commerce

Albany's CVB continues to move forward after split from Chamber of Commerce
Albany City Commission meeting (Source: WALB)
In January, the city commission voted to split off the CVB from the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce. (Source: WALB)
In January, the city commission voted to split off the CVB from the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce. (Source: WALB)
Rashelle Beasley, the director of the CVB (Source: WALB)
Rashelle Beasley, the director of the CVB (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - On Tuesday, the community learned more about what a new, stand-alone Convention and Visitors Bureau will look like.

In January, the city commission voted to split off the CVB from the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce.

The CVB receives funding from the city's hotel-motel tax.

Supporters think the split has the potential to funnel more money directly to tourism and ultimately increase visitors to the area.

Commissioner Jon Howard said that the commission approved 11 board members. The board members will select the chairman.

"We have a great makeup of a new board. We have some new members as well as some old members so that we can make sure we are carrying the mission, but also getting innovative new ideas," said Beasley.

Howard also said the commission approved the bylaws for the CVB at the meeting.

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