Lake County CVB Supports Lodge at the Dunes State Park

HammondMarch 29, 2006 – The Lake County Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Board of Directors, at its monthly meeting, March 29th, voted unanimously to endorse a resolution to support the construction of a lodge at the Indiana Dunes State Park.

By a vote of 12 – 0, the Lake County CVB took the most public stance of any related organization endorsing the proposal of the Indiana State Parks Department. Resolution 2006-03-11 cited multiple reasons for the Bureau’s overwhelming support for this “regional tourism development.”

The resolution cited among other reasons, “…a longstanding demand for additional access and utilization of the Indiana Dunes . . . and an increase in regional tourism benefits the entire hospitality industry…”

Speros A. Batistatos, FCDME, and the President/CEO of the LCCVB, stated, “There has been far too much disinformation promulgated by opponents to this project. National and State Parks throughout the U.S. have lodging facilities including; Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon,

Yosemite, Turkey Run, and Brown County. These parks, as well as numerous others throughout America, are important to regional tourism and demand our support and investment.”

W.F. Wellman, Vice Chair of the Bureau and Porter County resident added, “This project allows disabled visitors to access and enjoy the beautiful vistas of the Dunes and Lake Michigan.”

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