“Proudly We Hail” Awards plus
Lisa Smith, Executive Director
Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau
A native of Atlanta Georgia, Lisa Smith is the Executive Director of the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau where she has worked since 1997.
Smith is the immediate past president for Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureau. She founded the Hospitality Association of Rome and Floyd County to create communication and cohesion in the hospitality industry county wide and develop funding for bid opportunities.
With a belief in historic preservation she founded Myrtle Hill/ Oak Hill Memorial Association to assist with preservation and conservation of historic Myrtle Hill Cemetery (circa 1857), Oak Hill and Oakland owned and operated by the City of Rome. READ MORE
You have received your letter and pledge card and please respond back. Our Exchange Club Family Resource Center needs us more today then ever.
Please fill out your card and return it with your donation and/or pledge to keep out center going. We need to raise at least $35,000 from our members. Community wide, the goal is $100,000.
To date,we have received approximately $8500 in donations and pledges from Rome Exchange Members but all this came from only 40 of our 220 members. We really want to make have 100% participation.
Meredith Brown, Community Service Chair says the second quarter community service project will be the take monetary & item donations to prepare 5 to 6 bags for elderly individuals in Adult Protective Services. The bags will contain paper towels, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, lotion, shampoo, cleaning products, etc. Sherry Thompson stated that the individuals monthly income often doesn’t allow them to buy much more than food and utilities. Everyday items that we take for granted (like lotion) are seen as a luxury to others.