STANFORD - Luzia Foster volunteered her time for eight years before the county officially created her part-time, paid position as executive director of the Lincoln County Office of Tourism.
She said since last summer she's been moving into what is now the permanent location of that office. Before the move, Foster worked from several locations. Now she is settled in the Buzz Walker Building at 201 E. Main St. next to the Chamber of Commerce.
The two offices not only share a building, the directors - Foster and chamber director Andrea Miller, are teaming up to share projects and county promotion efforts. The county's economic development authority also is involved in some of their efforts. They've hit the ground running by collaborating and finding ways to complement one another's responsibilities.
Barn quilt project involves three agencies
One project in the works is a collaboration between the office of tourism, chamber and Lincoln County Art League. The three agencies are teaming up to produce barn quilt squares that are intended to draw people to the area.