Commission recognizes ‘National Travel and Tourism Week’
EATON – Preble County Commissioners recognized May 2-8 as National Travel and Tourism Week with a proclamation at their meeting on Monday, May 3.
Board members from the Preble County Convention and Visitors Bureau were on hand for the proclamation, which was read into the record by Commission Chairman Rachael Vonderhaar.
The theme for National Travel and Tourism Week 2021 was “The Power of Travel”.
According to the proclamation, the power of travel has been a constant driver of Ohio’s economy and workforce, and a robust travel industry provides significant economic benefits to the country, generating more than 2.6 trillions of dollars in national economic output in 2019, with $ 1.1 trillion spent directly by travelers in the United States
Vonderhaar continued, “Whereas travel has been the foundation of a healthy workforce, being one of the largest private sector employers in the United States, supporting 17 million jobs in 2019; and while traveler spending has helped both states and local governments, generating $ 180 billion in tax revenue in 2019 to support essential services and programs. While travel and tourism-dependent businesses and organizations, 83% of which are small businesses like restaurants and retail stores, are tasked with welcoming visitors from around the world to explore Preble County and all of our communities have to offer.
The proclamation continues: “As last year the coronavirus pandemic devastated all sectors of the travel industry with staggering declines in 2020 from 2019, affecting all communities across the country, including the county. from Preble; and whereas the travel industry cannot recover without the full return of leisure and business travel, as well as meetings and events, by national and international visitors.
“Whereas the rebound in travel will stimulate the rebuilding of the US economy and the US workforce, and help our local economy; and as the power of travel revives Preble County, Ohio and the United States and leads us to a more prosperous future.
“And while the Preble County Convention and Visitors Bureau is charged with promoting the entire county as a great place for visitors to make our cities their destination, it is now resolved that the Council of Commissioners of the Preble County hereby proclaims May 2-8, 2021, as Preble County National Travel and Tourism Week, and urges the citizens of Preble County to join us in recognizing the vital role that plays this industry in the takeover of our restaurants and small businesses.
In other cases
Council approved the following four resolutions authorizing the expenses of the County of Preble engineer: purchase of used railing posts for use on various projects ($ 6,000), purchase of various reinforced concrete pipes for use on various projects ($ 10,496.28), purchase of Geotac to be used on various bridge and road decks ($ 2,326.10) and for the purchase of type 5 guardrails with tubular reinforcements to be used on the road bridge Eaton-Lewisburg ($ 7,930).
A resolution was also approved authorizing an expenditure of $ 12,500 to purchase a barbed wire fence for the sheriff’s department from the coronavirus relief funds.
The committee also approved a resolution authorizing the hiring of outside legal advisers.
The council also approved a resolution asking the Preble County auditor to certify the amount of the $ 0.3 million renewal fee for the Preble County Department of Health.
An additional $ 5,000 was also approved for children’s services.
The Preble County Board of Commissioners meets every Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Preble County Courthouse. These meetings are open to the public.
Preble County Commissioners recognized May 2-8 as National Travel and Tourism Week with a proclamation at their meeting on Monday, May 3. Board members from the Preble County Convention and Visitors Bureau were on hand for the proclamation, which was read into the record by Commission Chairman Rachael Vonderhaar.
Preble County Commissioners recognized May 2-8 as National Travel and Tourism Week with a proclamation at their meeting on Monday, May 3. President of the Commission Rachael Vonderhaar.