“We were able to serve more visitors in Greater Des Moines over the last year thanks in part to the support and assistance from these organizations and community champions,” said Greg Edwards, GDMCVB President and CEO. “The task of facing a challenging economy is more manageable with local support. We are sincerely grateful to all whom have helped the GDMCVB during the last fiscal year.”
Fiscal Year Award Recipients
Civic Friend of Hospitality: Des Moines International Airport
Corporate Friend of Hospitality: Liberty Bank
Friend of Hospitality: Jim Miller, Historic Valley Junction
Hometown Hero: Flora Schmidt, Home Builders Association of Iowa
Legislative Friend of Hospitality: Senator Matt McCoy
Media Friend of Hospitality: David Elbert, Des Moines Register
Partner of the Year: Meredith Corporation
Spirit of the Community: Iowa Health – Des Moines
Sport Friend of Hospitality: Drake University
Volunteer of the Year: Mark Kostek, Drake University
These organizations have been recognized for their commitment to the community and the GDMCVB through various acts of generosity, volunteerism, donations and partnerships with the GDMCVB staff, clients and partners.
The GDMCVB Annual Celebration is sponsored by Merit Resources.