The board of directors of the South Fulton Convention & Visitors Bureau will hold its inaugural meeting on Friday, September 27 at 1:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at City Hall (5440 Fulton Industrial Boulevard) in Conference Room 169.
A resolution to form the bureau was passed by the city council earlier this month. Its role is to solicit groups, conventions, meetings, tradeshows, exhibits, sports tournaments and other special events and attract overnight tourists.
13 individuals in total have been appointed to serve on the bureau’s board. They will establish operating policies and have the power to transact all business and manage the bureau’s affairs.
Five board members represent entertainment, sports marketing and attractions in the city. They are: Salondia Popson, manager, Southwest Arts Center; Sam Kennedy, South Atlanta Community Tennis Association; Carole Sykes, manager, Aviation Community Cultural Center; Anthony Williams, Sandtown Youth Association; and Michael Hickman, manager, Gladys S. Dennard Library at South Fulton.
Three board members represent the lodging industry in the city. They are: Chevron Screen, general manager, Fairfield Inn & Suites; Quinton Evans, short-term rental owner; and David Liu, short-term rental owner.
Three board members represent the restaurant and retail industries. They are: Fredericka Jones, owner, Sandtown Pub; Richard Thweatt, owner, Diamond Hall Catering; and Ronald St. James, owner, St. James Live.
Also serving are Tony Phillips, director, South Fulton Parks and Recreation and Dyan Mathews, president, South Fulton Chamber of Commerce.
According to the published agenda, the board of directors will be discussing the bureau’s role, bylaws, budget, organizational information, officer elections and future meeting dates when they convene this week for the first time.