The Irvine-based Orange County Visitors Association said it plans to honor outgoing Visit Laguna Beach Chief Executive Judy Bijlani with its annual Legacy Award.

Visit Laguna Beach is the city's tourism marketing organization that Bijlani headed up for the past nine years.

She will receive the award at the OCVA’s annual tourism conference in May.

Bijlani’s last day with the organization is today, with a reception planned this evening in her honor. She’s leaving Visit Laguna Beach to pursue travel writing and consulting.

Bijlani is vice chair of the OCVA and a member of its board of directors.

The OCVA’s Legacy Award has also been given to C.J. Segerstrom & Sons LLC Managing Partners and Founding Chair of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts Henry Segerstrom, former Huntington Beach Marketing and Visitors Bureau Chairman and Chief Executive Steve Bone, and South Coast Plaza Executive Director of Domestic and International Markets Werner Escher.