Tony Soyani, Jeff Barnes, Pam Bone, Gayla Bradley, Peggy Eoff, Scott Jones, Sammy Ward
Function Of City of Clinton A & P Commission
By Tony Soyani – Chairman Commissioner of Clinton Advertising & Promotion Commission
The Clinton Advertising and Promotion Commission was created by the City in 2008 to manage the tax receipts collected through the 2% hotel tax levied on hotel rooms, and to enhance the lives of the citizens of Clinton through tourism promotion and the growth of the City’s Parks and Recreation Department. The Commission is made up of seven commissioners: two from the hotel industry, two from the restaurant industry, two city council members, and one at large position.
The Commission’s stated purpose is to improve the overall cultural, recreational and economic environment of the community of Clinton. The goal is to promote and advertise a positive image for Clinton as an active, vibrant, friendly and prosperous city, accomplished by the attraction of visitors to the community through the creation and promotion as a destination for leisure travel, and events while enhancing our visitors’ experiences from events, attractions and tourism-related activities, also support and encourage more visitors coming to our city who will spend money while they are here The Commission also works to enhance the city’s overall quality of life, through the development of community parks and other recreational facilities.
The Commission, through progressive thinking and credible, efficient, and responsive actions, will strive to interact and work in partnership with the Clinton Parks & Recreation, Clinton City Council, the Chamber, Van Buren County Judge and event planners to provide, maintain and improve Clinton’s image as a memorable tourist destination by retaining and showcasing its small town atmosphere and unique character The Commission will identify and promote Clinton in the appropriate catchment areas in order to encourage tourism. It will continually review and evaluate its decisions so as to effectively understand its action in order to better determine future needs.
These are just a few 2016 projects of the A&P Commission:
- Clinton Parks & Recreation; Archey Fork Park – Disc Golf Course – Performing Stage –
Clinton Christmas Light Experience;
- Mickey Gilley Concert
- Blue Wayfinding Signs on the Highway around City
2017 Projects in the works:
- Synchronized Fireworks Showcasing
- Music in the Park
- Disc Golf Tournaments
- Hamburger Tax