Lauren Monitz

Lauren Monitz

Tourism & Marketing Development
(409) 880-3170

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Lauren manages Visit Beaumont's social media and content strategy, influencer program, economic development, and media relations. She loves dreaming up new initiatives, attractions and events and is on a mission to rewrite Beaumont's blueprint and make it a world-class destination that others want to emulate.

Degrees / Certifications:

Bachelor of Science - Advertising, Technology, Arts & Media - University of Colorado 

Masters of Business - E-business - Depaul University

What do you love most about Beaumont? 

OMG the food. Those Cajuns really know how to cook.

What is your favorite activity in Beaumont?

Being able to head to Sea Rim or Bolivar after work -- it's so relaxing to be able to reset and watch the waves. Getting lost in my thoughts at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and sipping and swirling at Free State Winery -- their charcuterie boards and sangria flights are to die for!

What is your favorite season?  

As a former Chicagoan and Denverite, sending Christmas cards from the beach is pretty great. I definitely don't miss having a real winter or snow.

What is your favorite space in Beaumont to host an event?

Fannin 434. I'm a sucker for industrial chic spaces.

What is your favorite place to eat in Beaumont?

I don't think I can pick just one. Crazy Cajun for crawfish mac and cheese, Chaba for the best Thai this side of Asia, Tacos La Bamba for well, everything, and La Real Michochana to cool off with their colorful, 'grammable treats.