Leon County Hosts Citizen Engagement Series on Tourism

Leon County Hosts Citizen Engagement Series on Tourism First Session of the Year Scheduled for January 31

In its continuous focus and commitment to engaging citizens, Leon County will hold its first Citizen Engagement Series session of the new year and sixth overall on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 6 p.m., at the Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Tallahassee, 316 West Tennessee St. Registration begins on Monday, Jan. 7.

The upcoming session entitled, “Leon County Tourism Work$: Attracting Visitors, Creating Jobs,” offers citizens an opportunity to gain greater insight into the Tourism Development Division’s recent and continued success in attracting visitors to the Big Bend area through extensive marketing of local destinations and attractions. During the session, activities will include a high adrenaline jeopardy game presenting the many functions and operations of the tourism division, a collaborative discussion with leading partners in the local tourism industry and an interactive exercise that invites citizens to market Leon County to the world.

“Tourism has grown in our community beyond college football and legislative activities. More visitors are discovering the amazing nature-based tourism opportunities in our area, as well as our remarkable history and heritage, visual and performing arts, dining, nightlife and shopping,” said County Administrator Vincent S. Long. “This session highlights the natural nexus that exists between the work of the division and economic development in Leon County.”

The series, authorized by the Board of County Commissioners in August 2011 as part of Leon County’s “People Focused, Performance Driven” culture, offers citizens the chance to gain greater insight into County government operations and engages them in various issues facing the community.

The Citizen Engagement Series is open to all Leon County residents. Those interested in the session can register by visiting the series’ webpage on the Leon County website at www.LeonCountyFL.gov/CES or calling 850-606-5300 Registration closes on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 5 p.m. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, please contact Shington Lamy at 850-606-5300 or by email at LamyS@LeonCountyFL.gov.

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