Sullivan County Cuts Out Tourism Office, Eliminates Director
Warrior’s Path State Park, Bristol Motor Speedway, Historic Downtown Blountville, and Rocky Mount Living History Museum are but a few attractions for visitors to Sullivan County, Tenn.
Sure it’s plenty to see, but is it enough to justify a tourism office that costs taxpayers more than $50,000 per year?
County Mayor Steve Godsey doesn’t think so.
He terminated Tourism Director Krisna Goodwin late Tuesday afternoon and plans to cut funding for the county’s full-time director of tourism position from next year’s budget.
"We just really don’t have enough to promote in the county for a full-time tourism director," said Godsey, who called Goodwin a "very capable and good individual."(LINK)
How many jobs in your county are a waste of time and money?