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March 14, 2017MARYVILLE, Mo. | By: Morgan
At last night's regular meeting of the Maryville City Council, eight members were appointed to the new Tourism Committee, with an additional member to be named.
The formation of the committee comes after the passage of the transient guest tax last November which will fund both the committee and an indoor multi-purpose complex on the Northwest campus. Assistant City Manager, Ryan Heiland said five people from specific organizations, along with three members from the community were appointed.
The organizational members include City Manager Greg McDanel; Maryville Chamber of Commerce Director Lily White; Nodaway County Economic Development Director Josh McKim; Maryville Downtown Improvement Organization President Matt Gaarder; and Maryville Parks and Recreation Director Aaron Dobson. A sixth organizational member will come from Northwest Missouri State University.
The three community members appointed to the committee include Donell Anderson, Kelley Baldwin, and Coby Lamb. The main purpose of the Tourism Committee is to establish the use of the indoor multi-purpose complex that will begin construction this summer. Heiland added that, while the committee waits for the facility to be built, he expects them to determine how to use the rest of the funding.
In addition, the City Council approved a farmer's market to be sponsored for the second year by the Maryville Host Lions Club. It will again be located at the intersection of 4th and Buchanan Streets. Heiland said he believes the success of the market will continue to grow. The Host Lions Club farmer's market will be held Saturday mornings from May 6 through September 30.
In other business, Heiland reported that Maryville Public Safety will host an open house Tuesday, March 28, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The open house will be a family event where the community can tour the building.