TRAVEL AND TOURISM ADVOCATE JULIE SCHMITZ JENSEN PASSES AWAY
The household of Julie Schmitz Jensen confirms the passing of long-time tourism and journey advocate Julie Schmitz Jensen. Jensen served greater than 20 years throughout two stints main Go to Speedy Metropolis, previously often known as the Speedy Metropolis Conference and Guests Bureau. She was a member of quite a few neighborhood boards and organizations that promoted Speedy Metropolis and the Black Hills as journey locations and likewise promoted particular neighborhood occasions and causes.
Mayor Allender launched the next assertion relating to Jensen’s passing:
“Julie Jensen was an amazing pressure of fine within the Speedy Metropolis neighborhood. Her work over time with Go to Speedy Metropolis little question offered large optimistic affect for our neighborhood – for residents and guests alike.
“Julie’s indomitable spirit, her outrageous optimism and her loyalty as a pal and colleague makes this loss particularly troublesome.
“Speedy Metropolis mourns the lack of Julie Jensen. It will likely be inconceivable to exchange her in our lives. We all know that she is going to dwell on in our reminiscences and lives, and in our neighborhood’s spirit, for years to come back. And figuring out her, with out query, she could be urging us to “Do Large Issues“ for Speedy Metropolis and your complete area.”
Beneath is the Metropolis’s proclamation declaring October 27, 2021 as Julie Schmitz Jensen Day in Speedy Metropolis. The proclamation was offered at Jensen’s retirement social on the identical day
(Dwelling web page picture exhibits Julie Schmitz Jense, third from left, with Go to Speedy Metropolis workers on the event of Jensen’s retirement celebration October 27, 2021)
Speedy Metropolis, South Dakota
Workplace of the Mayor
WHEREAS, Julie Schmitz Jensen has been a tireless advocate for the journey and tourism trade for the reason that late Nineteen Seventies when she started her customer trade profession within the administration of Governor Richard Kneip; and
WHEREAS, Julie’s profession within the tourism and journey trade has included stints in Pierre, Sioux Falls and twice in Speedy Metropolis, the latter leading to greater than 20 years of mixed service selling native and space journey and tourism-related companies and people; and
WHEREAS, Native tourism and journey companies – from generational family-owned entities to new start-up experiences – couldn’t discover a stronger advocate in growing, selling and advertising and marketing the customer expertise in Speedy Metropolis, the Black Hills and South Dakota, than Julie; and
WHEREAS, Julie served as govt director of the Speedy Metropolis Conference and Guests Bureau from 1983 to 1997; left to boost her household, then returned in 2014 to usher in a brand new period for the native customer expertise, overseeing the rebranding of the Conference and Guests Bureau as Go to Speedy Metropolis; and
WHEREAS, She engineered the ‘Do Large Issues’ theme and mission that grew to become acknowledged nationally and internationally and never solely serves as an everlasting promotion of our native customer trade, but in addition symbolizes devotion, dedication and dedication with which Julie approaches every day and has outlined her years of service to the neighborhood and residents of Speedy Metropolis; and
WHEREAS, Julie is actually a pressure of nature, approaching each effort massive or small with real power, enthusiasm and pleasure – a passionate advocate for the ‘nice locations and nice faces’ of our area; and
WHEREAS, Julie Jensen has ‘DONE BIG THINGS’ for Speedy Metropolis and her contributions and legacy can have an enduring affect on the customer trade regionally, regionally, and statewide.
NOW, due to this fact, I, Steve Allender, Mayor of Speedy Metropolis, do hereby proclaim Wednesday, October 27, 2021, as
Julie Schmitz Jensen Day
In Speedy Metropolis, encouraging residents of Speedy Metropolis and the encircling space to acknowledge and honor the tireless contributions and efforts of Julie Jensen to our journey and tourism trade
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I’ve hereunto set my hand and precipitated to be affixed the seal of the Metropolis of Speedy Metropolis this twenty seventh day of October, 2021.
Steve Allender, Mayor
Speedy Metropolis, South Dakota
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