From Harford County government:
Wini Roche, manager of the Office of Tourism for the Harford County Office of Economic Development was recently recognized by the Maryland Tourism Council at the Maryland Tourism and Travel Summit in Annapolis. Roche was the recipient of the “Tourism Advocate” award for 2010.
“I am delighted an honored to be recognized by the Maryland Tourism Council for my work in promoting tourism for Harford County and our great state” Ms. Roche stated. “Harford County has much to offer which makes my work that much more exciting and interesting,” Ms. Roche commented.
The Maryland Tourism Council awards banquet was held at the Loews Annapolis Hotel. More than 200 tourism officials and business representatives from throughout Maryland attended the event.
Ms. Roche received the Tourism Advocate Award for her work as legislative chair for the Maryland Destination Marketing Organizations (MDMO, Inc.). Ms. Roche spearheaded a grass roots advocacy campaign “Tourism Works for Maryland” and was instrumental in organizing “Tourism Day” in Annapolis. More than 125 leaders in Maryland’s tourism industry from throughout the state came to Annapolis, organized regional meetings with their legislators and held a rally in the Senate Office Building, all during the blizzard of 2010.
The Maryland Tourism Council recognized 16 individuals, government agencies and organizations during the Maryland Tourism and Travel Summit.
“Tourism Day”, which Ms. Roche is coordinating, is tentatively scheduled for January 28, 2011 in Annapolis.