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      City of Bridges lands Iowa Tourism Conference for 2015

      The City of Bridges/Bridge View Center will host the Iowa Tourism Conference

      Two communities is Southeast Iowa have snatched the opportunity to host the Iowa Tourism Conference.

      Officials from the Iowa Tourism Office were visiting the Ottumwa area only a week ago. The executive director of the Ottumwa Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Wapello County Board of Supervisors are surprised the decision came so soon. Supervisor Greg Kenning says the committee was impressed by the Bridge View Center, where the conference will take place. Not only will attendees experience the City of Bridges, but Fairfield will also be incorporated into the mix of events as well.

      â??It will be a nice leg up for the community, for the county to have something as renowned as the Iowa Tourism Bureau here, seeing what we have to offer,â?? Kenning said.

      The conference will take place in September of 2015. Kenning says the tourism committee is looking to book around 150 hotel rooms in downtown Ottumwa.