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Applications Sought for Tourism Council Vacancy

The Fremont County Board of Commissioners is seeking letters of interest from Fremont County residents to fill a vacancy on the Fremont County Tourism Council (FCTC).   The Tourism Council develops and administers a Tourism Marketing Plan for Fremont County utilizing the proceeds from the Fremont County Lodging Tax.

Lloyd Harwood, a representative of the hotel industry, resigned from the board because he no longer works with a qualifying tourism business. His replacement will fulfill the term through January 1, 2017, and then will be eligible for reappointment to a three year term.

Employment or ownership in a local tourism-related business will be a determining factor in the appointment by the Commissioners. In particular, the Commissioners are seeking a representative of either the hotel or rafting industries, but all letters of interest are welcome.   Because Harwood represented the lodging business sector, letters of interest are particularly encouraged from motel, hotel, or campground operators.

FCTC members are required to attend monthly meetings as well as any special meetings as voted upon by the council.   Periodic attendance at other community meetings pertaining to tourism issues may also be necessary.    The position involves voluntary service with no compensation.

Letters of interest should include the applicant’s qualifications and should be addressed to the Fremont County Board of Commissioners, Room 105, Fremont County Administration Building, 615 Macon Avenue, Cañon City, CO 81212.   The deadline for letters is 4 p.m. Thursday, August 21st.