Tourism Achievement Award
The Annual Tourism Achievement Award is presented by the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau to celebrate the collaborative efforts of the local tourism industry while acknowledging the efforts of one particular individual who has shown great leadership through their commitment to tourism in the region.
- 2012 - Monticello Artisan Trail
- 2011 - Bob Stroh (Charlottesville Parking Center)
- 2010 - Gary O'Connell (Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau)
Charlottesville City Manager Gary O'Connell won the 2010 award for his efforts at supporting area tourism during the past 30 years. O'Connell served on the visitor's bureau board of directors, and among his achievements, he helped shape the Downtown Mall by constructing a movie theater, the Charlottesville Ice Park, and the Charlottesville Pavilion in addition to car crossings, new bricks, and Fridays After Five.
- 2009 - Leonard Sandridge (University of Virginia)
- 2008 - Michael Quinn (Montpelier)
- 2007 - Richard Herskowitz (Virginia Film Festival)
- 2006 - Greg MacDonald (Michie Tavern)
- 2005 - Felicia Rogan (Oakencroft)
- 2004 - Nancy Damon (Virginia Festival of the Book)
- 2003 - Kat Imhoff (Formerly of Monticello)
- 2002 - Bryan Elliott (Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport)
- 2001 - Bobbie Cochran (Formerly of the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau)
- 2000 - Helen Driver (Wintergreen)
- 1999 - Patricia Kluge (Virginia Film Festival)
- 1998 - Susan Allen (Former Virginia first lady)
- Web. The Monticello Artisan Trail Receives 2012 Tourism Achievement Award, Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau, Charlottesville, Virginia, May 10, 2011, retrieved August 8, 2012.
- Web. Bob Stroh Receives 2011 Tourism Achievement Award, Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau, Charlottesville, Virginia, May 10, 2011, retrieved August 8, 2012.
- Web. Tourism award presented to former City Manager, Bryan McKenzie, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, 8 July 2010