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Tourism Development Board welcomes Young
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Brooks Young

McMinnville’s Tourism Development Board has one new member.


On Tuesday, McMinnville’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen received a recommendation from TDB chair Sarah Cantrell to appoint Brooks Young to the Tourism Development Board. He would take the spot held by Chad McGee, whose term expired.


Also presented was the reappointment of Christy Ross, whose term is set to expire.


“It was very thought through as to these two potential appointees,” said Cantrell. “We would like you to consider them.”


Ross is a member of Park Theater’s Advisory Board, as the tourism board’s liaison. She has knowledge and connections with the music and entertainment industries. She is also a major contributor and point of contact for large ongoing projects.


Young is a member of Main Street McMinnville’s Board of Directors. He is the coordinator for workforce development at Tennessee College of Applied Technology and has extensive grant writing experience in that capacity – attaining almost $2 million worth of grants during his time at TCAT.


Cantrell’s recommendations were unanimously approved by city officials.


The seven-member Tourism Development Board was formed in 2017. It has five appointed and two standing members.


Appointed members are Cantrell, Ross, Young, Ross Garrison and Keval Sheth.


The two standing members are McMinnville mayor and Warren County Chamber president. Those positions are currently held by Mayor Ryle Chastain and Chamber president Don Vizi.