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The new Director of the recently created Atlanta Tourism Bureau is focused on integrating the community's history and its attractions.


Whitney Ortiz began as the organization's Director of Development in January and has hit the ground running learning all she can about the Logan County community's history and all the things that make it unique. A transplant to central Illinois, Ortiz is fascinated with her community.



Route 66 and Abraham Lincoln are the staples of tourism in Atlanta and Ortiz indicates her knowledge of Route 66 history, in particular, has grown as she learns more about it. She hopes to bring people to Atlanta by tapping into the things that made Route 66 so popular many years ago.



Of course, highlighting the community's ties to Abraham Lincoln is a staple of nearly every central Illinois community. Ortiz explains there is so much more information to share and display regarding Lincoln's ties to Atlanta, Illinois.



Ortiz is planning for a Fourth of July celebration on Saturday, July 3 in addition to events she's planning that would take place on Route 66 in Atlanta. She points anyone hoping to keep up with the latest to the 'Visit Atlanta, IL' Facebook page. She feels they have a lot of good things happening. 

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