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Posted on March 14 2013, 10:32am by Mark Esper
in Local News
Presented with petitions signed by 194 people, the Silverton Town Council has scheduled an April 15 public hearing to get input on a proposal to hire a marketing and special-events director to help boost the town’s stagnant tourism industry.
Darlene Watson, co-owner of Silverton Grocery, told the Town Council on Monday that the petition drive she launched requesting that the town hire a special-events coordinator has gotten wide support in the business community as well as “individuals who would like to see more activities for the kids.”
Watson noted that business in town boomed during the Silverton Skijoring Festival last month, and she’d like to see more such events.
Watson said the town needs a “professional, energetic, educated” person to market the town and organize events to bring people here.
Town Council members expressed support for the concept and scheduled a 5 p.m. April 15 public hearing to get more input from the public before procediing.
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