Savannah Phillips will once again be serving as the Tourism Ambassador for Altus and Jackson County this year. Savannah will begin the drive on June 10.
Savannah Phillips is the 19 year old daughter of Keith and Shelley Phillips. A graduate of Altus High School, she is currently a freshman at the University of Tulsa where she majoring in Biology and minoring in psychology in hopes of attending medical school. Savannah also currently serves as Miss Lawton 2015. Holding previous teen titles, Savannah has worked with her platform to develop the program Savannah’s S.O.N.G, which has raised over $8,000 to support music students and programs in southwest Oklahoma. In her free time, she enjoys running, baking, and volunteering.
“I am honored to be asked to serve again this year, and I am excited to once again have the opportunity to help tell the wonderful story of this area. There are so many great things about living in a place like this, and telling our story to potential visitors helps ensure they can experience it along with us while also helping boost our local economy.”
Funds raised through this special tourism campaign are used to promote Altus and the surrounding area of the state of Oklahoma and beyond. The Tourism Ambassador program is an effort of the Altus Chamber of Commerce, and Chamber CEO Brian Bush said all funds raised are designated for tourism promotion activities. Bush says this year’s efforts will focus on updating and modernizing materials to ensure Altus and its area businesses are being promoted in the best possible way. “I am thrilled to have Savannah serving in this role again this year. She is an incredibly bright and talented young woman who did an excellent job for us last year,” said Bush, “Her experience coupled with her drive and dedication will ensure an incredibly successful campaign.”
The visitor industry in the state and region continues to grow because of many destination points in the Altus area. Those include exciting destinations in and around Altus as well as top notch festivals and events which bring visitors to the community. Bush said organizations like the Altus Southwest Area Economic Development Corporation, Main Street Altus, the new Altus Live Committee, and the Chamber of Commerce itself are all working together to support tourism and grow our local economy by bringing more visitors to the area.