A Hidden Gem In The Heart Of Ohio

Rich In History Since 1810

Situated along the Little Miami River, Clinton County is full of timeless history from its architecture to agriculture. Tour the grand Second Renaissance Revival at the Clinton County Courthouse. Walk the Wilmington streets, where you will appreciate the live performances that still take place today at the historic Murphy Theatre. Or, you can walk through the once wooden covered bridge known as the Martinsville Covered Bridge. Our town is the perfect place to savor history when you need it.

Family And Budget
Friendly

When it comes to bang for your buck, Clinton County delivers. We offer great value that will appeal to the whole family from hotels to family-friendly festivals.

Year-Round Fun

We pride ourselves in making Clinton County a friendly atmosphere that knows the definition of fun. That’s why we host exciting events throughout the year from a multitude of festivals to the world renowned Clinton County Fair.

About the CVB

Located in the heart of downtown Wilmington on N South Street, the Clinton County Convention & Visitors Bureau is here to provide the resources and answers you need when you need it most. Board meetings are open to the public and take place on the fourth Thursday of every month at 8AM unless otherwise specified. If interested in attending, please contact our office.

Meet Our Team



Susan Valentine

Executive Director

(937) 382-1965

Susan Valentine-Scott, Executive Director for the Clinton County Convention and Visitors Bureau brings over 20 years-experience in travel and tourism.  Susan has held positions as General Manager and Director of Sales/Marketing in limited and full service hotels/lodging.  She has worked with such brands as Holiday Inn Express, The Marriott, Magnuson Grand and private owned full service hotels/restaurants.  She is a native of Fayette County, a neighboring county and has worked in large markets such as Cincinnati, OH, Ann Arbor, MI, South Bend, IN and Chicago.  She loves the travel industry and the ever changing dynamics of tourism.  She has been with the Clinton County Convention and Visitors Bureau since April 2017 and has rebranded the bureau along with implementing a new strategic plan embracing the culture of Clinton County.  She looks forward to a bright future as Clinton County evolves and grows.



Melissa Hedrick

Executive Assistant

(937) 382-1965

Melissa Hedrick is the Executive Assistant at the Clinton County Convention & Visitors Bureau where she has worked for over two years. She received her Associate’s Degree in Arts and Sciences from Southern State Community College where she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa, an organization for high academic achievement. She then achieved her Bachelor’s degree and graduated in 2007. Her love of travel and adventure led her to pursue a career at the Clinton County Convention & Visitors Bureau. She spends her free time raising awareness and advocating for causes close to her heart, such as breast cancer, pregnancy and infant loss, and hypoplastic left heart syndrome. She is also a “memaw” to five beautiful grandchildren.

Board Members

Matt Wahrhaftig, President

College
Wilmington College

Scot Gerber, Vice President

At Large
Clinton County Fairgrounds

Tonya Hunter-Treasurer

Hotel/Lodging
Hampton Inn & Suites

Sam Stratman, Secretary

City Appointed
Wilmington College-Adjunct Professor

Stephanie Stokes

Attraction
Stokes Berry Farm

Marty Beaugard

Restaurant
Beaugard’s Southern Bar “B” Que

Donna Clevenger

County Appointed

Doug Little

At Large
First Financial Bank

Butch Schappacher

Attraction
Schappacher Farm

Melissa Clark

Hotel/Lodging
Cowan Lake State Park

Darcy Reynolds

Ex Officio
Co-Director Main Street Wilmington