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Tourism Tuesday: Justin Kerns & Shawn Hershberger

27 June 2017


Every week we go county to county talking tourism. This week we were in the studio with our “Winchester Tourism Guy” – Justin Kerns from Winchester-Frederick County Convention & Visitors Bureau and his guest, Shawn Hershberger, Winchester’s Community Services Director. We talked about Shawn’s newly created role – the position of Development Services Director is new to the City and was created with the FY17 adopted budget. This position will oversee the City’s Planning, Zoning and Inspections, Tourism, Economic Redevelopment, Workforce and Business Development and Old Town departments. The Development Services Director also replaces the City’s Economic Redevelopment Director position which was eliminated in the FY17 budget.

Justin talked about the important relationship between economic development & tourism and how his department serves as an amplification (marketing) tool for small businesses and organizations throughout our community. He also gave us a quick run-down on some upcoming events – the full list can be found on their website:  http://www.visitwinchesterva.com/events


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