Destination Hudson, the non-profit organization that operates the Hudson Visitor Center & Gift Shop, recently welcomed two new members to its Board of Directors.

Jim Felter, a certified public accountant and principal of a Hudson-based accounting and tax services firm was elected as Destination Hudson’s controller.

"We’re extremely pleased to have Jim join our Board," said Ron Stolle, president of Destination Hudson. "Jim brings a wealth of non-profit operating experience having previously served as the controller of the Hattie Larlham Foundation, plus strong accounting, business and information technology skills."

Also joining the Board is Ruth Oberholtzer, recently retired after 48 years in the hospitality industry. 

"Ruth volunteered her services in the Visitor Center starting last year," said Liz Murphy, Destination Hudson’s executive director. "Ruth has demonstrated great enthusiasm for her adopted hometown of Hudson and is actively participating and contributing new ideas to advance our mission."

Oberholtzer has joined this year’s already-active Holiday Basket Raffle committee. Felter and Oberholtzer will strengthen Destination Hudson’s ongoing role to perpetuate and promote Hudson’s history and heritage to visitors and residents.

The Visitor Center & Gift Shop in located in the historic old Town Hall at 27 East Main Street, and is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on special occasions. Besides offering a full array of Hudson-related items, including Spirit Wear, the Visitor Center’s public restrooms are well utilized by shoppers and visitors to the downtown historic area.