Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance’s Executive Director Mera Cardenas was recently honored during the Discover DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau’s 25th annual holiday gala. Cardenas was the recipient of the Bill Hardman, Jr. Award, a recognition presented to an individual who exemplifies outstanding service and dedication to Discover DeKalb’s mission of promoting DeKalb as a destination for tourism.
Cardenas said she was deeply honored.
“I was incredibly surprised, touched and honored to be recognized by Discover DeKalb,” Cardenas said. “I had no idea I was being considered. The Arabia Alliance and our partners have worked for many years to promote the area as a tourist destination. From published brochures, digital promotion and special events to our new visitors signs, we want to be sure people are welcomed and can find their own special place in the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. The award is reaffirming of our work and commitment to creating a world-class destination.”