Loretta Otto, manager of the Comfort Inn and Suites in Shipshewana, was appointed to the board of the LaGrange County Visitors Bureau (CVB) at a meeting Thursday morning of the LaGrange County Convention, Recreation and Visitors Commission. She will serve a three-year term and will be eligible for a reappointment.
Otto replaces Kelly McConnell, who asked to not be reappointed. Ms. McConnell has recently adopted a baby and has chosen to care for the baby rather than attend early morning meetings.
The 2014 budget for the CVB was approved as presented in the amount of some $460,000. Approximately 65 percent of the budget is targeted at advertising to bring visitors to the area.
Members of the commission are Charles Ashcraft, Kevin Lambright, Karen Weiland, Phil Hireley and Jennifer Lawrence.