Highland EDA Recruits Randy Rose To Help With Tourism Plan

Monterey, VA – The Highland County Economic Development Authority (EDA) Tourism Subcommittee is beginning work to develop a county tourism plan this week and the public is invited. Special guest Randy Rose of the Virginia Tourism Corporation will be there to get input from those at the meeting. He is looking to hear from people interested in increasing tourism in Highland County and to learn about what they think the county has to offer to visitors.

Carolyn Pohowsky, Director of the Highland Chamber of Commerce is chairing the tourism subcommittee and is asking subcommittee members including Clay Hamilton, Lorraine White, Kevin Wagner, Bryan Obaugh and Liz Delahoussaye to help gather information that will help Randy Rose develop a first draft of a county tourism plan. This is the first of 4 meetings that will be held in June, July and August.

Since Ms. Pohowsky started as Director of the Chamber of Commerce 13 years ago, the number of lodging facilities in the county has tripled, suggesting that the county is hosting more and more visitors each year. Residents of more urban areas often want to escape the crowds, traffic and frenzy of their environment and Highland county offers many locations where visitors can find peace and abundant natural beauty. The county has a slower pace and offers tranquility and friendly residents that can make any visitors stay a refreshing and restorative one.

Pohowsky says it’s important for county residents to attend and participate in these upcoming meetings.The EDA Tourism Subcommittee will meet on Wednesday, June 30, at 6 PM in the Highland Center and everyone is invited.

Story By

Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

Current Weather