Carbon County, located in Utah, recently held a commission meeting to discuss various agenda items including the approval of meeting minutes, the recognition of an outstanding employee, and the ratification of agreements for bus transit advertising. The meeting also addressed the consideration and possible approval of housing a tourism digital kiosk and the appointment of a new board member to the Carbon County tourism and tax Advisory Board. In this article, we will delve into the key points discussed during the meeting, highlighting the achievements of the outstanding employee, the expansion of advertising efforts, and the addition of a new board member.
Approval of Meeting Minutes
The commission meeting began with the approval of minutes from previous meetings. The board members reviewed the minutes from the June 21st and June 26th meetings and found no corrections. A motion was made to approve these minutes and it was unanimously carried.
Employee of the Month Recognition
The meeting proceeded with the presentation of the Employee of the Month award. The recipient for July was Victor Turner, a corrections officer in the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office. Victor, who had been with the county for 18 years, was nominated anonymously for his exceptional work in settling inmate disputes and diffusing potentially volatile situations. In one particular incident, Victor, along with a Price City police officer, successfully calmed a suicidal inmate, showcasing his selflessness and commitment to the well-being of those in his care. The nomination highlighted Victor’s regular acts of compassion and understanding, positioning him as a hero within the institution. Victor was commended for his dedication and received a well-deserved recognition for his outstanding service.
Expansion of Advertising Efforts
The commission meeting also addressed the expansion of advertising efforts in Boulder County and Colorado Springs markets. The board discussed an agreement with Lamar Advertising to place bus transit advertisements in these new markets. The decision to expand advertising efforts was based on the analysis of analytics reporting, which indicated significant growth in visitor interest from Denver and the broader Colorado area. The chosen mode of advertising was bus ads, which were found to be affordable and effective. The inclusion of QR codes on the ads allows passengers to easily access more information about the advertised offerings. The board approved the ratification of the agreements with Lamar Advertising for both the Boulder County and Colorado Springs markets, further enhancing the visibility of Carbon County as a tourist destination.
Housing a Tourism Digital Kiosk
Another item on the agenda was the consideration and possible approval of an agreement with Nine Mile Canyon RV Resort to house a tourism digital kiosk. This pilot program aims to place smaller touch screen kiosks in high-traffic areas throughout the county to provide essential information to tourists. Nine Mile Canyon RV Resort, located in Wellington, expressed a keen interest in participating in this project. The agreement was swiftly approved, and the implementation of the digital kiosk will contribute to the overall tourism experience in Carbon County, further facilitating visitor engagement and information accessibility.
Appointment of a New Board Member
The meeting concluded with the appointment of a new board member to the Carbon County tourism and tax Advisory Board. The vacancy arose due to a member moving onto a new position, rendering them ineligible to serve as a majority representative. A call for applications was made, resulting in the selection of McHale Woodruff, the manager of the Carbon Country Club. McHale’s appointment will complete the term of the previous board member and contribute to the diverse perspectives necessary for effective decision-making within the board’s purview.
The Carbon County Commission Meeting addressed several important agenda items, including the recognition of an outstanding employee, the expansion of advertising efforts, and the appointment of a new board member. Victor Turner, a corrections officer with the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office, received the Employee of the Month award for his exemplary work in diffusing volatile situations and promoting a safe environment within the institution. The commission also approved agreements with Lamar Advertising, expanding bus transit advertising in Boulder County and Colorado Springs markets to attract more visitors to Carbon County. Additionally, the commission approved the housing of a tourism digital kiosk at Nine Mile Canyon RV Resort, enhancing the accessibility of tourist information. Finally, the appointment of McHale Woodruff to the Carbon County tourism and tax Advisory Board will bring fresh perspectives and valuable insights to support the county’s tourism development. As Carbon County continues to invest in employee recognition and marketing efforts, the region is poised to become an even more attractive destination for tourists seeking natural beauty, recreational activities, and a warm, welcoming community.