The Montgomery County Convention Visitors Commission and the Convention Visitors Bureau have not always seen eye to eye, but their recent interactions were “a step in the right direction,” according to CVC member and County Councilman Aaron Morgan.
The CVC met Tuesday evening with the goal of approving the 2016 budget. Member John Frey explained that he had used some averaging methods based on past years’ budgets, as well as cash reserves and other sources of revenue, to determine what the budget should be this time around. He said that the budget would be around 90 percent of those averaged figures.
The CVC then administered $20,000 to the bureau. There were some specific details that must be accomplished by interim bureau director Teresa Anderson pertaining to filling out claim numbers, but the money was effectively given by the CVC.