Fairfield, (Iowa) – Fairfield will once again be in the spotlight as the Convention and Visitors Bureau hosts the Eastern Iowa Tourism Association annual meeting at the Arts and Convention Center, Wednesday, June 26.
The Eastern Iowa Tourism Association annual meeting, with a membership of more than 200 tourism destinations, attractions and destination marketing organizations, will convene for their year-end business meeting.
Fairfield native, Jill Farmer will provide the keynote address to the membership based on her top 10 Amazon.com book, “There’s Not Enough Time…And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves.” Also taking part in welcoming and entertaining the tourism membership will be Matt Stutzman, 2012 Paralympian Silver medalist. Stuzman will demonstrate his archery talent and share his motivation and experiences as the “Armless Archer”. Attendees will also have the opportunity to take part in tours of Fairfield including the Maasdam Barns, Abundance Eco-Village and Maharishi University of Management.
The Eastern Iowa Tourism Association will elect a board of directors for FY 2014 at the business meeting. Rustin Lippincott, Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director has served as the Association’s President for FY 2013.
“It’s customary for the outgoing president to host the annual meeting and I’m really excited for the opportunity to show off the Convention Center, Sondheim Theater and Fairfield,” said Lippincott. “The Eastern Iowa Tourism Association is integral to tourism promotion and advancement for the state so it’s truly an honor to host these professionals in Fairfield.”
The Eastern Iowa Tourism Association represents 28 counties in Eastern Iowa and is the only organization solely devoted to enhancing and developing the tourism industry in eastern Iowa.
For more information on the Eastern Iowa Tourism Association, contact Carrie Koelker, executive director, 800-8991-3482 or visit www.EasternIowaTourism.org.