The Mason County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is a federally designated 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is the most important link between local businesses and visitors to MasonCounty One of the CVB's most important tasks is to promote Mason County by informing visitors about our area's unique attractions, notable cultural heritage, recreational facilities, great shopping opportunities, and outstanding services. The CVB also provides a link between the local tourism Regular meetings between the CVB and state tourism personnel ensure that this communication is effective and that our area of the state is properly represented. The Mason County CVB works closely with the Mason County Tourism Committee, a group of volunteers who represent businesses, governments, the tourism industry, and area attractions. The public is invited to attend the regular meetings of the Tourism Committee. For more information, please contact the CVB.


Executive Director

Denny Bellamy was born and raised in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. He is a 1976 graduate of Point Pleasant High School, participating in varsity sports and student government.

A 1980 graduate of Marshall University, he attained a degree in Business Administration with majors in Marketing and Physical Distribution. While a scholarship athlete at Marshall he lettered three years on the football team. 

Denny has been an entrepreneur and professional 
sales representative working for national and 
international corporations. He currently is employed by The City of Point Pleasant as Director of Economic Development and Director of The Mason County Tourism Center. 

He also serves as Chairman of  The Mason County Tourism Committee and The Kanawha Gateway Heritage, Inc.

In addition he serves on the board of directors of Main Street Point Pleasant and The Great Kanawha Resource Conservation and Development Group. All non-profit organizations promoting heritage tourism and economic development. 

After hours, Denny is involved with fundraising and promotion of The Boy Scouts of America, The MGM Marshall University Athletic Club, The Point Pleasant Athletic Complex Committee, Point Pleasant In Bloom, The Fort Randolph Committee and The Mothman Festival Committee.

He resides in Point Pleasant with two sons.


Assistant Director

Edwards a Mason County native, having grown up in the Southern end of the county. From a young age, Edwards was involved in community service projects and many different activities. A 2004 graduate of Point Pleasant High School, she went on to obtain her Bachelor of Psychology degree from the University of Rio Grande. After helping establish a non-profit organization, Crosslight of Hope, for which she served as Executive Director for four years, Edwards found herself back at her alma mater working as the Director of Alumni Relations for URG. She continues to remain active in her community. In addition to serving on the Tourism Committee, Edwards is co-director of Field Day for Mason County Special Olympics, and produces and directs several area pageants including the Mason County Tourism Queen Contest, Point Pleasant Sternwheel Regatta Pageant, Miss Country Fall Festival Pageant, and the Mothman Festival Pageant. She resides in Gallipolis, Ohio with her husband, Kyle. They have a son, Easton Kip.

Mitzi Taylor (2012)

Mabel Costen (2011)

Gene Haer (2011)

Joan Moore (2011)

Lowell Cook (2009)

Marsha Smith (2009)

Paul Wood (2009)

Delvin Simms (2005)