This newly created department (2021) within the City of Festus is a collaborative department between the City and it's Tourism Commission.
Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates, and evaluates recreation and tourism programming.
Plans, directs, and participates in providing an expanding and flexible program of recreational activities for all segments, groups, ages, and interest levels of the community.
Receives input from community groups, neighborhood groups and individuals regarding recreation needs, utilizes such input for overall planning, programming, program evaluation.
Prepares the Recreation budget, submits recommendations to city management; coordinates and monitors the expenditure and receipt of funds.
Manages tourism marketing/advertising budgets; reviews and authorizes all expenditures.
Maintains City website, distributes monthly newsletters, and maintains and updates social media. Develops and maintains a positive public image of Festus through community interaction and media releases.