About Us

Visit Lenawee was established in January 1993 as an independent 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization to promote tourism to the area (Previously known as the Lenawee County Conference and Visitors Bureau). Visit Lenawee is funded by Michigan’s P.A. 59 of 1984 (Community Convention of Tourism Marketing Act 395 of 1980), which provides a 5% assessment from local hotels/motels with more than 10 rooms in the assessment district of Lenawee County.

Mission

It is the mission of  Visit Lenawee to promote Lenawee County as a destination providing contemporary amenities to transient guests in a historical and cultural setting for the economic benefit of the community.

Vision

Lenawee County is a vibrant four-season destination, connecting people with meaningful experiences while enhancing our economy and quality of life.

 

Our Team

Justin

Justin Gifford Executive Director

Taylor

Taylor Mellon Office Manager

Taylor is the Office Manager for Visit Lenawee. She manages Quickbooks and keeps track of financials and day to day operations. These include the running of reports, gathering documents, compiling packets for our monthly executive board meetings. She also keeps the Visit Lenawee website up to date with events happening in the area. Taylor graduated from Madison high school and attended Jackson college in Adrian. She has lived in Lenawee County her entire life and loves the small-town vibe. Spending time with family and friends is at the top of her priorities when it comes to free time. Taylor has 2 dogs, Fia and Lilly. -Loves running the outdoor local trails including Kiwanis trail and Heritage park. Usually brings one of her pups along. -Enjoys cocktails from Chaloner’s. The Cigar Bar in downtown Adrian. -Food enthusiast. Local favorites are Chomp Burger, Rice and Barley, Fiesta Ranchero, Danley’s and Two Lakes Tavern. Favorite seasonal activities/events include--- Madison Farmer’s Market, Lenawee County Fair, Appleumpkin Festival, Faster Horses Festival, Tecumseh Ice Sculpture Festival and Taste of Irish Hills.

Jenna Salazar

Jenna Salazar Assistant Marketing Director

Jenna graduated from Madison High School in 2010 and is an Adrian native. She obtained her Bachelors Degree in Communications from Western Michigan University in 2014. Jenna has worked locally for WLEN Radio as News Director from 2014 through 2016. In 2016, Jenna accepted a position in digital marketing at Michigan International Speedway. Recently, Jenna has worked for NASCAR as a regional marketing manager performing a variety of duties including serving as the Midwest regional brand lead for track digital communications, building and executing the email marketing strategy, leading creative direction for print and digital materials, and working with the internal paid media team on advertising campaigns. Jenna completed her Masters Degree from Purdue University in 2019 with a focus in marketing. Jenna spends most of her free time with her husband and their two young sons. She loves visiting local lakes, fishing, golfing and biking on the Kiwanis Trail. “I am thrilled to join the Visit Lenawee team. The success and growth of this community means a lot to me personally. I can’t wait to get to work and create unique marketing campaigns to help attract visitors to the many experiences Lenawee has to offer.” - Jenna Salazar