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The Local Agenda: Gainesville eyes tourism board appointments
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The Gainesville City Council will approve board members for the new Convention and Visitors Bureau when it meets tonight. The CVB was created earlier this year and the council is expected to approve the appointments of Grier Todd, general manager of the Fairfield Inn & Suites; Sheri Hooper, executive director of Interactive Neighborhood for Kids; Morgan House, the newly minted manager of the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue; Mike Azotea, general manager of Buffalo Wild Wings; Richard Labriola, general manager of Hilton Garden Inn; Gainesville Parks and Recreation Director Melvin Cooper; and City Manager Kip Padgett. The council also is expected to approve the appointment of Ab Hayes as assistant city attorney.