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Winchester-Frederick County Tourism Board Appointments

18 August 2018 News


The Winchester-Frederick County Tourism board is still waiting on the City Council to appoint two members, almost two months after the positions were scheduled to be filled. Until that happens, chairman Dan Martin whose term was scheduled to expire at the end of June, is continuing to serve.

In the past, the board has recommended candidates which were then appointed by the City Council. To this end, in July the board wanted to invite prospective candidates to the August meeting. According to published reports, at Thursday’s board meeting, Executive Director Justin Kerns says he was advised by the city not to involve candidates in that session.

The board continues to wait on the city, because the City Council has apparently decided to take a more proactive role in the nomination of candidates, by personally interviewing them for the position before voting on them.

Kerns said that he did not know when the issue would be resolved, but hopes to have everything settled by October.

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