On behalf of the Destination Mansfield – Richland County Board of Directors and staff, I am pleased to introduce our 2018 Annual Report.
2018 was “The Year of Telling Stories” as more new communication products were launched than at any time in our history and we completed our two-year rebranding process. From the all-new Visitors Guide and DestinationMansfield.com to our Visitor and Member e-newsletters, the staff completely changed not only the look and feel of every marketing piece, but also told the story of Mansfield/Richland County in new ways.
As Destination Mansfield- Richland County continued its goal of becoming more involved in economic and community development, content was also created that can be utilized for more than just tourism marketing. We also expanded our efforts to be part of the local communications network through our social media channels. The organization further embraced a more active role in our community’s growth through what is now the Mansfield Rising Plan, as it looks to invest in and participate in projects that align with our mission.
Finally, the best news is that we are now prepared for being on an international stage as the community hosts the largest collection of major events in its history with the return of Inkcarceration, the Studebaker Drivers Club International Meet, the National Auto Sports Association national championships, and the Shawshank25 Anniversary.
On behalf of the Board, Thank You for your support this past year and we look forward to 2019 being a great success!
Ross Clark Chair