What's next for tourism in Tallahassee? Engagement series promises answers

Leon County
Posted at 10:10 AM, Jan 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-03 05:27:11-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Leon County leaders will talk tourism at the first Citizen Engagement Series of the new year.

The upcoming session is called "Leon County Tourism Work$: Attracting Visitors, Creating Jobs." It's designed to teach residents about how the Tourism Development Division's efforts in attracting visitors to the Big Bend area.

There will be a jeopardy game presenting the functions of the tourism division, a discussion with local tourism leaders, and an interactive activity that invites residents to market Leon County to the world.

“Tourism has grown in our community beyond college football and legislative activities. More visitors are discovering the amazing nature-based tourism opportunities in our area, as well as our remarkable history and heritage, visual and performing arts, dining, nightlife and shopping,” said County Administrator Vincent S. Long. “This session highlights the natural nexus that exists between the work of the division and economic development in Leon County.”

The Citizen Engagement Series is open to all Leon County residents.

Those interested in the session can register by visiting the series’ webpage on the Leon County website at or calling 850-606-5300. Registration closes on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 5 p.m. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, contact Shington Lamy at 850-606-5300 or