July Meeting Minutes 2022

Houma Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Regular Schedule Meeting Minutes  

July 28, 2022

 

  1. Board and Staff Member Attendance

Present:                                                                                 

Staff:

Sondra Corbitt

Cheri Blanchard – Chair                                                        

Julie Falgout – Vice Chair    

Joshua Ellender - Treasurer                                                           

Margie Scoby

Andree’ B. Casey  

 William Bisland                                                                 

Judy Smart                

Gary Williams Sr.                                                                    

Absent:

Katherine Theriot

      

                                                            

                

  1. Meeting call to order:  C. Blanchard called the meeting to order at 8:31 a.m.
  2. Roll Call:  Quorum was present.
  3. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance:  W. Bisland led the board in the Invocation. C. Blanchard led the board in the Pledge of Allegiance.
  4. Public to be heard:  no one was present.
  5. Introduction of Gary Williams Sr. and board members.
  6. Sponsorship Application Rougarou Fest:  S. Corbitt provided an overview of the sponsorship application.  A. Casey moved to approve the application for $ 5,000.00.  Seconded by:  J. Ellender.  Motion approved.  Discussion:  funding options, hotel occupancy, event location, Wetlands Museum, and out-of-town guests.
  7. Approval of June’s Minutes: W. Bisland moved to approve June’s minutes. Seconded by J. Smart. Motion passed.
  8. Approval of May 2022 Financials: S. Corbitt provided an overview of the financials. J. Ellender moved to approve the May 2022 Financial report. Seconded by J. Smart. Motion passed.
  9. Product Development Application Approval:  S. Corbitt provided an overview of the application updates recommended by the committee.  J. Ellender moved to approve the recommended updates to the product development application.  Seconded by:  J. Falgout.  Motion passed.
  10. State CEA Agreement Approval:  S. Corbitt provided an overview of the State CEA agreement.  A. Casey moved to approve the State CEA agreement and authorized S. Corbitt to act on matters of this agreement.  Seconded by:  J. Ellender. Motion passed.
  11. 2022 Amended Budget Approval:  S. Corbitt provided an overview of the amended budget.  W. Bisland moved to approve the 2022 amended budget. Seconded by:  J. Ellender.  Motion passed.
  12. Executive Director’s Report: S. Corbitt provided the monthly report. Discussion: FEMA inspection/closeout, Lt. Governor’s Summit, Financial Statement overview, Branding/Logo updates, LTA Sales and Marketing Symposium, LTA Board Meeting, HB 780 Houma Downtown Restoration Board, Bayou Business Magazine highlight, new billboard located in Morgan City, Chamber of Commerce Wellness Expo, Occupancy report, and staff monthly highlights.
  13. Board Announcements: board orientation.
  14. J. Smart moved to adjourn. Seconded by J. Ellender. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 9:34 a.m.