YCVB elects new board leaders

Reed Youmans, managing partner of the Hallmark Inn in downtown Davis, was elected president of the board of directors for the Yolo County Visitors Bureau. Youmans has been on the board since the bureau’s inception more than 14 years ago and has previously served as president.

He replaces Wayne Ginsburg of Woodland, who has been president for the past two years.

“We have incredible assets and opportunities to attract visitors here in Yolo County, and I am very excited to take a lead role again and help us reach our full potential,” Youmans said.

Mary Tye, marketing manager for the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg and lead manager for the Clarksburg Wine Co. there, is the board vice president. She joined the board in the fall of 2012 and has been active in tourism marketing.

Re-elected to another term in their current posts were Randii MacNear of the Davis Farmers Market as secretary and Maria Lara of Royal Guest Hotels as treasurer.

Three new members joined the board:

* Christy Hayes, owner of Kitchen428/Mojo’s Lounge & Bar in Woodland and a member of the Historic Woodland Downtown Business Association board;

* Nancy Pennebaker, president of Capay Valley Vision, the parent organization behind the brand Capay Valley Grown; and

* Kristy Lyn Levings, owner of ChowDown Farm in Esparto, a board member of the Davis Farmers Market and the Capay Valley Vision Ag Task Force, and co-chair of the Yolo County Farm to Fork Working Group.

Meg Stallard of Woodland has stepped down from the board. Two seats remain open and the recruitment committee will continue seeking candidates.

The Yolo County Visitors Bureau works to encourage visitation to the communities of Davis, Winters and Woodland and the outlying areas of Yolo County. Brochures and services are available at the Visitor Center, 132 E St., Suite 200, in downtown Davis.

For more information, call 530-297-1900 or visit www.yolocvb.org.

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