CONNEAUT — At a outdoor meeting at Buccia's winery on Tuesday night, the Conneaut Convention and Visitor's Bureau announced a new map of members for 2020 and elections for eight board member positions.
The Convention and Visitor's Bureau started in the 1980s as the Conneaut Board of Tourism. The organization reorganized itself as the Convention and Visitor's Bureau at the beginning of this year.
"Things have been going great," Naylor said before the meeting. The CCVB had an "insanely busy summer," Naylor said.
There are eight board seats that are up for election.
The bureau is also looking for officers, including a vice president, who could take over the position of president from Connie Naylor, the current president, who conducted Tuesday's meeting.
Board members serve four-year terms. "We like a four-year term because it gives you time to think about if you'd like to become an officer," Naylor said. Information will be distributed about candidates in October and voting will take place in November, she said.
In other business:
• The Visitor's Bureau is starting to working on plans for a series of "photo ops." The plan is based around the bureau's two nose art standees from D-Day Conneaut. The art pieces have spaces for heads cut out, so that visitors can pose for pictures.
The two pieces were popular at D-Day, Naylor said, with long lines of visitors waiting to get their picture taken with one of the "photo ops."
The CCVB's plan would see personalized "photo ops" at area businesses. "We could see a bagel in front of JT's (Bagels) and you could put your face in the middle of the bagel. We could see ice cream in front of Heavenly Creamery, where you could put your face inside the ice cream cone. We've talked about bathers at Township Park and boaters at the Port Authority. So, we're looking forward to expanding this," Naylor said.
The goal is to have personalized photo ops all over Conneaut, Naylor said.
• The CCVB is putting together a new map of members for 2020. "We love our old map, but it's time to go in a different direction. We want something that's more reader friendly," Naylor said.