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Nov. 25, 2014 - Issue 21



1)  Mona Juett Named Deputy Commissioner

2)  SOAR Tourism Initiative Meeting - Dec. 8

1)  Mona Juett Named Deputy Commissioner

   Effective Dec. 1, Mona Juett will assume the position of deputy commissioner for the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism.     

    Juett served as the legislative liaison for the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, where she worked closely with the Kentucky General Assembly on legislation of interest to the Cabinet. Also while in this position, she was focused in areas such as the Tourism Development Act, which includes the state’s tourism incentive programs and the Kentucky Film Office. Juett served on the Kentucky Grape and Wine Council and the Kentucky Agritourism Advisory Council. Prior to her work with the Cabinet, Juett was employed by the Council of State Governments, a national non-profit association that fosters the exchange of ideas to help state officials shape public policy. She is a graduate of Morehead State University with a degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing. She resides on her family’s farm with her husband and son.

2)  SOAR Tourism Initiative Meeting - Dec. 8

     This is a reminder of the upcoming Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) Tourism Initiative meeting to be held Dec. 8 in the Wilkinson Stumbo Conference Center at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. Secretary Bob Stewart and Phil Osborne, chair of the SOAR Tourism Arts and Heritage Committee, will provide a status report of the SOAR initiative, a discussion of the ideas that have been put forth to date and your recommendations on prioritizing these ideas. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. and is expected to last all afternoon.   

     Please RSVP by responding to Rhonda Nix at Rhonda.Nix@ky.gov before Dec. 4

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The Kentucky Department of Travel & Tourism is an agency within the Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet,which promotes the Commonwealth as a travel destination. Tourism in Kentucky has an economic impact of more than $12.5 billion, supports about 175,746 jobs and generates $1.3 billion in taxes.                   

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