Each quarter tourism professionals, attractions, parks, hoteliers, festival planners and others who make their living from tourism meet as part of various planning organizations. Each organization contributes to the success of tourism as partners to the other organizations. The Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA) held their April 2018 meeting in Centre at the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism office on the Gadsden State Cherokee campus.
The organization formed in 1964 with the express purpose of developing North Alabama’s travel industry and marketing the region to the traveling public. AMLA now serves sixteen counties, which includes Cherokee County, with an ever-expanding membership base representing progressive travel-regulated businesses and associations as well as various levels of government. Thereasa Hulgan, Executive Director of Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism has been an active member of AMLA for 15 years and served as AMLA President 2016-18
Mayor Tony Wilkie welcomed AMLA President Tami Reist and her staff as well as professionals from all 16 North Alabama counties to Centre. Representative Richard Lindsey, representing District 39 for 35 years, was recognized by AMLA for his years of service in helping promote tourism’s economic impact in Cherokee County.
(Article provided by Joy Perry / Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism)