Tourism Board names officers for 2021

The Jackson Parish Tourism Board named officers for 2021 at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting held on March 2nd in the Sunshine Room of the Jackson Parish Police Jury (JPPJ) office building located at 160 Industrial Avenue in Jonesboro. Serving as Chairperson for 2021 will be Christine Weeks with Denise Barlow being selected as Vice-Chairperson. Dawn Slezak will be the Secretary/Treasurer.

The Board also thanked and said goodbye to Phillip Lawrence who resigned after three years of service and agreed to hold all future meetings in the Sunshine Room of the JPPJ office building on the third Tuesday of each month, beginning on March 16th.

A deadline of April 30th was set as the last day art submittals from students of Jackson Parish Schools could be sent in. The board also agreed to start soliciting photos from the general public to be exhibited on rack cards. Promotional items in the amount of, not to exceed $2,000.00, were approved to be purchased including 500 floating key chains, 1,000 magnets and 1,000 fans. Discussion regarding the JPPJ’s decision to stagger terms.

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