Tourism commission tweaks its guidelines

GREENFIELD — The Hancock County Tourism Commission recently voted to alter some of its bylaws at the urging of its newest member.

George Langston brought a number of concerns to the commission, and after the commission’s lawyer, Kevin Harvey, offered his opinion on each issue, the commission’s seven-member board decided to do the following:

  • Change the commission’s orientation documents to clearly state that the duties of office can’t be performed until the oath of office is sworn, and documents are filed at the county clerk’s office
  • Make it clearer the commission’s funds should go toward Indiana nonprofit organizations creating tourism-driving events
  • Give tourism director Brigette Cook Jones permission to spend a limited amount of money on office supplies, advertising and postage each month without prior commission approval