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City Marketing Director Wins Tourism Award

November 17th, 2011, Gig Harbor Wash;  The City of Gig Harbor is pleased to announce and congratulate Laureen Lund, Gig Harbor Marketing Director, and winner of the “Tacoma Pierce County Tourism Professional of the Year” award presented today at the Tacoma Regional Convention + Visitor Bureau’s annual meeting at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma.  Lund was presented the award by Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland and Lakewood Mayor Doug Richardson.


According to the Tacoma Regional Convention + Visitor Bureau this award honors a person whose exceptional service and outstanding commitment to the tourism industry in Pierce County has contributed significantly to the success of the industry.


Lund has over thirteen years experience as the Marketing Director at the City of Gig Harbor.  In those years she has created new marketing strategies to attract tour operators, meeting planners, and visitors to Gig Harbor.  In doing so Lund has achieved national media exposure for Gig Harbor and the surrounding region.


Lund was nominated by City Administrator Rob Karlinsey last month.  When asked how he felt after Lund won the award Karlinsey stated, “I felt like doing cartwheels. This is one important way for Laureen to receive recognition for creativity and extra effort she has put in to bringing tourism to Gig Harbor.”