The longtime president of the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce has received an award of special recognition for years of commitment to enhancing tourism in Livingston County.

The Livingston County Convention and Visitors Bureau awarded its 2018 Ambassador of Tourism Award to Pat Convery, the retiring Howell Chamber president who also serves on the LCCVB board. The Ambassador of Tourism Award has been given out only a few times over the organization’s 25-year history. The recognition is given to an individual, business, or organization for their support and commitment of time and energy to the Livingston County tourism industry. Convery was presented with the award during the LCCVB February board meeting. Board Chair Jimmy Banish says “For fifteen years, Pat has been a dedicated board member and served on several CVB committees. Pat is always willing to share her expertise in local businesses, events, and resources”. Banish says with the award, they thank Pat for her support and commitment to growing tourism in Livingston County.

Convery is retiring after a 28-year career at the Howell Chamber and will step off the LCCVB board in March but will still be active in the community. LCCVB Executive Director Mary Zucchero said Convery is an extremely dynamic and effective leader that inspires their board and tourism partners to provide exceptional service to all. (JM)