In 1979, Murray's City Council created the Murray Tourism Commission. The office did not become full-time until the late 1990's. In 2007, the name of the organization was changed to the Murray Convention & Visitors Bureau. The mission of the Convention and Visitors Bureau is to increase overnight stays in Murray through tourism, events and conventions. The CVB also works closely with other community organizations to increase the economic impact of Murray and Calloway County.
The CVB staff plan and execute Freedom Fest, Murray's Fourth of July celebration. Citywide Yard Sale, a fundraiser for Freedom Fest, is also organized by the CVB.
The Convention and Visitors Bureau is located downtown at 201 South 4th Street. Visitors and locals alike are welcome to visit the Bureau to find the most up-to-date information on community happenings and to browse the wide array of brochures available.
Erin Carrico, Executive Director
Originally from Paducah, Kentucky, Erin graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2007 with a Bachelor of Art degree in Integrated Strategic Communications. In 2009, she obtained a Master of Science degree in Organizational Communications from Murray State University. Erin has been executive director since June 2009, and was event coordinator for the CVB for two years previously.
Stephanie Butler, Director of Marketing and Communications
Stephanie, from Mayfield, Kentucky, is a 2008 graduate of Murray State University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising. She has been a
full time member of the CVB team since July 2009, and was previously a CVB and Freedom Fest intern.
Board of Directors:
Jim Carter, President
Priyesh Nathu, Vice President
Anne Adams, Treasurer
Kate Reeves, Secretary
Murray Convention & Visitors Bureau
201 S. 4th St.
Murray, KY 42071
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