The staff at the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau extends condolences to the family and friends of Jim Payne, 89, who died Saturday.

Mr. Payne contributed to the community in many ways. Along with serving as mayor of Springfield and as a county commissioner, he was on the CVB board of directors for six years, including a term as president.

“Jim was always very considerate and fair,” said CVB president Tracy Kimberlin. “He was always an active participant on the board and had a genuine interest in the travel industry.”

He will be missed in many ways but he and his contributions to the community will always be remembered.