The Purcell Tourism Committee is currently a member short and is looking for someone to fill the position of Citizen at Large.
The new member should be active in the community, eager to promote the city and can attend meetings regularly.
Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 5:15 p.m. at the City Hall Community Room unless otherwise posted.
Currently the committee has collected $102,471.81 from the five percent lodging tax that went into effect July of 2021.
The lodging tax is collected from overnight visitors to Purcell’s hotels, motels, RV parks and Airbnbs.
The seven member committee is working to consider the best ways to utilize lodging tax revenues to promote tourism opportunities and venues in the city. The committee has voted to add billboards on north and south bound I-35 to draw more visitors off the interstate and into Purcell. The advertising campaign will promote the city’s lodging providers, restaurants, site-seeing hotspots and shopping opportunities.
The committee is also looking to promote upcoming events in Purcell. Event coordinators looking for financial assistance for their event can submit an application for review.
If you wish to apply for financial assistance or would like information about the Citizen at Large position, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting www.cityofpurcell.com/313/destinationpurcell and https://www.theheartofok.com/destination-purcell
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