Baltimore Launches Convention and Tourism Board

Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon created a new governing body, the Baltimore Convention and Tourism Board, which will oversee the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Authority and the Baltimore Convention Center.

Under this new model, BACVA and BCC will continue to run as separate organizations, but they will report to this new board, chaired by Edwin Hale, chief executive officer at 1st Mariner Bank and former chairman of the BACVA board of directors. Previously, BACVA reported to its

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