Credit: Experience Olympia and Beyond
– Editor’s Note:
What I find interesting is that there are three nominees from Yelm for the first time and all are listed at the top each category. hmmm. All mayors are hospitality ambassadors for their cities, so I look forward to hearing why Yelm’s mayor and no others were in the Excellence in Hospitality category and Tenino’s Mayor Fournier was nominated as a Tourism Visionary.
– Three Yelm leaders nominated for Tourism Award
* Jayne Cameron, Yelm’s Triad Theater for Tourism Visionary
* Margaret Clapp, Yelm Cinemas owner for Community Unity
* JW Foster, Mayor of Yelm for Excellence in Hospitality
“Find out about the positive work the excellent tourism awards nominees are doing in the community to support tourism and celebrate as we announce the winners [May 22] at The Annual State of Tourism Meeting,” quoting Experience Olympia and Beyond.
– UPDATE: May 23, 2018
From Experience Olympia and Beyond:
2018 TOURISM AWARD WINNERS
Congratulations to Robby Rutledge, Mayor Wayne Fournier and Zoe Wells for winning the 2018 Tourism Awards! We appreciate their exceptional dedication to the tourism community. There were so many amazing nominees this year, and we would not be the vibrant community of Thurston County without each and every one of YOU! Thank you all for your service and hospitality.