Kim no longer Tourism Director, search begins for replacement

Michelle Kim is out as Galesburg Tourism Director.

Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce Director Jessica Linder confirmed in an email to WGIL that Kim’s last day was May 8.

Little is known of the circumstances regarding Kim’s departure because of personnel privacy concerns.

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is a division of the Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce.

Linder adds that she will act Tourism Director in the interim.

Kim was hired in January 2018 and was awarded for a highlight of her tenure, the coordination of the One State Together in the Arts Conference held in October 2018.

The CVB won an Illinois Excellence in Tourism Award for their creative collaboration.
Linder says the Chamber is on the hunt for Kim’s replacement, and more information will be available soon.

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