Katie Knutson, director of the Mitchell Convention & Visitors Bureau, has resigned her position effective July 6.

"While Katie will be missed, I know she will continue to be successful in her future endeavors," said Bryan Hisel, executive director of the Mitchell Area Development Corporation and Chamber of Commerce. "She has accomplished a lot for the community of Mitchell and the tourism industry."

During Knutson's time at the Convention & Visitors Bureau, she assisted with the Corn Palace renovations, the development and design of the I-90 Visitor Information Center and the Palace Visitor Information Center, introduced the community of Mitchell to international travel markets, and secured events such as Special Olympics Basketball and Fall Classic, among other projects.

"I will be forever appreciative for the many opportunities, professional guidance and support I've received during my nearly nine-year tenure" said Knutson. "Time truly does fly when you're having fun!"

Knutson has taken a marketing position in Iowa.