About the CVB

Convention and Visitors Bureau in Galena, ILThe Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) was established in 1983 as a department of county government. The Bureau’s mission is to promote Galena/Jo Daviess County as the Midwest’s Premier Destination Getaway for overnight visitors.

Although a division of Jo Daviess County government, the CVB is supported by a Board of Directors consisting of representatives of the visitor industry, local governments and experienced businesspersons. The nine directors serve at the pleasure of the Jo Daviess County Board and meet in the Jo Daviess County Courthouse on a monthly basis.

Meeting dates for 2015 are: January 27, February 24, March 31, April 28, May 26, June 30, July 28, August 25, September 29, October 27, November 24 and December 29. At times, meeting dates might change due to scheduling conflicts.

Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Administrative Office
720 Park Avenue
Galena, Illinois 61036-2315

Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Phone: 815.777.3557
Toll-Free: 800.747.9377
Fax: 815.777.3566
E-mail: cvb@galena.org

CVB Resources:
Awards & Honors
Board of Directors
Contact Us
Staff Directory
Vision & Mission

YTD Hotel/Motel Tax
2011 Galena/Jo Daviess County Visitor Inquiry Study Results
Website Policy and Disclaimer
Jo Daviess County Hotel/Motel Tax Single Property Form and Multiple Property Form

Employment Opportunity

Director of Sales and Marketing
Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau

The position promotes Galena/Jo Daviess County, Illinois as a premier tourist destination within the leisure, meeting, motor coach and sport markets. This position is responsible for the overall competitiveness of Jo Daviess County as the top of mind destination among consumers throughout the Midwest and beyond.
The position is full time and offers health insurance, vacation, retirement and 13 paid holidays.

Click here for the job description and application.  These can also be found at jodaviess.org (job postings) and at the CVB office, 720 Park Avenue, Galena, IL 61036.

If you are interested in this position, please submit via email or regular mail by September 28th, 2015 a cover letter, resume, and completed Jo Daviess County Application for Employment to:

Katherine Walker
Executive Director
720 Park Avenue
Galena, IL 61036

Jo Daviess County is an equal opportunity employer. EOE.


Board Seat Openings

The Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau has on opening on their Board of Directors. There are two criteria for a board seat. The candidate shall be a resident of Jo Daviess County and an owner or principal manager of a business operating in the county. The board typically meets once a month, usually in the evening. The appointment would be for one year with the term expiring in November of 2016. To be considered for the Board an individual should submit a statement of interest and a current resume of qualifications to director@galena.org by September 24, 2015.

Please contact Executive Director Katherine Walker via email director@galena.org or by phone at 815.777.3557 if there are any questions.


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