The Rock Port Tourism Board met Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. Members present were Jennifer Alvarez, Holly Huntley, Angela Mace, Tami Lansdown, Kallie Sherwood, and Jody Vansickle. Mike Farmer and Chris Shimmel were absent. Also present were Alderwoman Lavon Paukert and City Clerk Emily Schulte.

The meeting agenda was approved, and board members voted to approve the minutes of the meeting held April 9, 2020, as well as the April 2020 financials.

The empty Tourism Board position was tabled.

The city crew offered to assist in tearing out the old landscaping at the turbine site. A bid spec is still being worked on for the maintenance of the site.

It was inquired if the city council had discussed the 4th of July. Alderwoman Paukert informed them that it had not been discussed. Holly relayed that the volleyball tournament is planned to the extent that it could still take place; however, she won’t request prize donations until she is positive the activities will be taking place.

Jennifer discussed the letter she prepared for the logo competition and asked for input. Dates will need adjusted due to events being cancelled and postponed. A submission time frame of a minimum  of one to two months was also discussed. Plans for an event announcing the winner will be discussed at a later date. The submissions will be narrowed down in the following way: the Tourism Board will decide the top 10 entries, citizens will then be able to vote narrowing it down to three, and finally the Board of Aldermen will decide on a winner. Submissions will be anonymous during the voting process.

Inquiries regarding utilization of funds were discussed. The Tourism Board will check with the city clerk regarding what the city attorney has determined. The attorney did say Christmas lights could be purchased, so that will be discussed at the next meeting.

The next meeting will be Thursday, June 11, 2020, at 6:00 p.m.