Board of Directors

The Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, 6:00 p.m., at the Jo Daviess County Courthouse Board Room (Third Floor), Galena, Illinois, 61036 unless otherwise stated.

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.

Board Seat Openings

Click here to access the most recent minutes of the Galena/Jo Daviess County CVB Board of Directors.

Hal Gilpin
Board Title: Chair
Company: Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages
Address: 2752 W. Cording Rd., Galena, IL 61036
Phone: 815.777.4100

Erin Murphy
Board Title: Vice Chair
Company: Chestnut Mountain Resort
Address: P.O. Box 6328, Galena, IL 61036
Phone: 815.777.4679

Merri Berlage
Board Title: County Board Representative
Address: 5598 S. Pleasant Hill Rd.
Elizabeth, IL 61028
Phone: 815.858.2396

Matthew Carroll
Company: Jail Hill Inn
Address: 2862 S. Irish Hollow Rd., Hanover, IL 61041
Phone: 815.776.9000

Sharon Cholewinski
Company: Vel Terra Ranch & Campground
Address: 1478 S. Vel Terra Rd., Elizabeth, IL 61028
Phone: 815.858.3866

Jess Farlow
Company: Annie Lloyd, Ltd.
Address: 411 Meeker St., Galena, IL 61036
Phone: 779.214.0089

Robert Mahan
Company: Aldrich Guest House
Address: 900 3rd St., Galena, IL 61036
Phone: 815.777.3323

Helen Schamberger
Company: Country Inn & Suites by Carlson – Stockton
Address: 407 S. Ward St., Stockton, IL 61075
Phone: 815.947.6060

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 by September 24, 2015.

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


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