County approves MCTA director position

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Soon, the Moffat County Tourism Association will have the personnel its board has said it needs.

During its Tuesday meeting, the Moffat County Commission voted to allow MCTA to hire its own director through the county.

The move ended a months-long period of doubt for the volunteer agency, which had considered hiring an employee through a temp agency or the Craig Chamber of Commerce.

MCTA board members have said the group needs an executive employee to work on its ongoing projects and to keep up contacts with media and tourism groups around the state and country.

The Commission-approved position is for a part-time county employee working up to 30 hours a week with a salary between $17.19 and $20.63 an hour.

Commissioner Tom Mathers said he was happy MCTA could start working on the long-term projects it hasn't been able to address recently.

"I'm glad it's finally done," he said. "I know you guys toyed with a lot of options."

The Commission also signed a contract with MCTA specifying that the county general fund would assume no responsibility for the position.

The director will be paid out of county lodging taxes, which MCTA is charged with spending. Board members have said the position largely will consist of a marketing manager, someone who can put the board's policies into action.

County officials have not designed a final job description yet, but the board is expected to approve one at its meeting Nov. 5. The county will advertise for the job after that.

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