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Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau needs locals to represent the county

DULUTH -- For the second year, the Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau is looking for residents to participate in the Tourism Ambassador Program. They will be the official face of Gwinnett and give tourists guidance when visiting the county.

"A good candidate for a GCVB Tourism Ambassador would be a Gwinnett citizen who is retired but still active and interested in promoting Gwinnett or someone who is looking for a career change to tourism and has time to devote to the program," said Linda Murphy, GCVB education administrator. "Or possibly a hospitality student from a technical school or college."

Ambassadors help with the GCVB office, promotion and registration of local events, represent the tourism industry in Gwinnett and participate in National Tourism Week activities.

The chosen volunteers are trained by attending six courses about Gwinnett tourism. The classes cover shopping, arts, attractions, sports, the Gwinnett Center, historic downtowns, history of the county, government, and parks and recreation.

All applications need to be turned in by Tuesday because the classes start on Thursday. To apply for the position, visit www.gcvb.org/partners/gtap/ambassadors.

For additional information, call Murphy at 770-814-6056 or email lmurphy@gcvb.org.