The Yakima Valley Visitors and Convention Bureau announces the appointment of a new chairman of the board of directors as well as new board members for 2012. Mike Gilmore with Yakima Federal Savings & Loan will serve as Chair. Ryan Beckett with RE/MAX Traditions will serve as Vice Chair, Wanda Riel will serve as Secretary/Treasurer and Kathy Miller Parrish with Miller & Associates Wealth Management, LLC will serve as Past President.
New board members elected to serve a two year term on the board were Kathy Corliss of the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center and Michael Morales for the City of Yakima. Appointed to serve a second term were Jim Milne of the Prosser Chamber of Commerce and Matt Rawn of Two Mountain Winery.
The Yakima Valley Visitors and Convention Bureau is the designated tourism marketing organization for Yakima County and the Yakima Valley. Its mission is to stimulate economic development by marketing the Yakima Valley for conventions, groups and leisure travel.