During their meeting on Monday, the Marshall County Commissioners passed the third and final reading of an ordinance creating a new County Tourism Board. 

County Attorney Jim Clevenger said he hadn’t received any additional comments concerning the adoption of the ordinance which creates a 7-member board with the County Commissioners appointing 5 members and the Mayor of Plymouth appointing two members. 

The new board conforms to state statutes and will require a majority, at least 4 members, to be engaged in the business of tourism, convention, or hospitality.

The Marshall County Commissioners will accept resumes from county residents interested in serving on the tourism board.  Resumes can be sent to the County Commissioners, care of the County Auditor, or the H.R. Department at 112 West Jefferson Street by the April 1st deadline.  The commissioners plan to conduct interviews in April and hope to have board members selected and ready to go by June.   

Plymouth Mayor Robert Listenberger will have two appointments on the County Tourism Board.  It has not been announced if he plans on accepting resumes or applications for the positions.

The commissioners also noted that current tourism board members may apply for a position on the new board.