Fire services, Noreen Martin receive awards

Visit San Luis Obispo County gave its new Tourism Hero Award to Fire Services of San Luis Obispo County and its 2015 Tourism Champion Award to Noreen Martin during Sunset Savor the Central Coast in late September.

The Fire Services of San Luis Obispo County were honored for their exceptional valor and courage as they worked to extinguish threatening wildfires impeding Santa Margarita Ranch this summer, according to a news release.

Martin, CEO of Martin Resorts, received the 2015 Tourism Champion Award for her service to county tourism initiatives and her efforts to advance tourism in the community, said Chuck Davison, President and CEO of Visit San Luis Obispo County.

Davison noted that Martin has been instrumental in putting Savor on the map and has previously stepped in to lead Visit San Luis Obispo County. Martin has represented San Luis Obispo County as a commissioner on the Visit California Board since 2012 and dedicates her time to many boards and organizations within the region.