Princeton, IL names tourism, marketing director

Steve’s breakdown: This appointment seems very folksy but they do spend money here. So what I think they really need is some ideas – from you.

PRINCETON, IL: The city of Princeton announced Joni Hunt has been hired as the part-time tourism and marketing director to stimulate economic development through the expansion of tourism in Princeton.

“We are pleased to welcome Joni to Princeton Tourism, to create and maintain relationships within the tourism industry and with our local and regional businesses and tourist attractions,” said Princeton Mayor Keith Cain.
“Joni’s past involvement in tourism and as a founding member of the Princeton Retail Development Group will help to increases tourism as an engine for economic growth in Princeton and Bureau County.”

“We had several qualified candidates that applied for this position,” added Princeton Tourism and Visitors Bureau president Ann Dittmer.  “However, Joni’s work as a city commissioner and her continued interest in promoting Princeton as a tourist destination impressed the hiring committee.”

Hunt has been a resident of Princeton for the past 18 years, where she has been active with many organizations including PES 115 School Board, Princeton City Council and a volunteer for multiple community organizations. She is married to Jeff Hunt and they have three sons: Mason, Brody and Nolan.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to help boost Princeton and Bureau County’s reputation as a premier tourism destination,” Hunt said. “Working with the Princeton Tourism and Visitors Bureau and the City Council, we will do the important work of promoting Princeton and keeping our tourism industry vital.”

Princeton Tourism and Visitors Bureau provides information for visitors to Princeton about the variety of cultural events, shopping opportunities, festivals, dining locations, historical sites, outdoor activities and overnight accommodations that are available. Visit www.visitprinceton-il.com or call Hunt at (815) 875-2631.

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