EDC approves $90,000 for tourism


By Mary O. Esparza - mesparza@civitasmedia.com



James Howard of Architects in Partnership or AIP gave a PowerPoint presentation on the Altus Industrial Park Study to the Economic Development Corporation board Thursday.


Mary O. Esparza | The Altus Times

Some EDC funding for fiscal year 2007 include:

Organization/event/approved

1. Altus Bulldog Wrestling Booster Club/Junior High School JV dual tournament/$1,000

2. Altus Bulldog Wrestling Booster Club/Little League wrestling tournament/$2,000

3. Altus High School girls’ basketball/Lady Bulldog Basketball Classic/$1,000

4. Altus High School boys’ basketball/Clester Harrington Shortgrass Invitational/$1,000

5. Altus Live/Live entertainment/$6,000

6. Altus Parks Department/Christmas in the Park/$2,500

7. ARAC/Boys’ and girls’ basketball programs/$15,000

8. Chamber of Commerce/Community information project/$3,000

9. Chamber of Commerce/Great Plains adventure guide/$5,000

10. Great Plains Stampede Rodeo Association/PRCA rodeo/$10,000

11. Main Street Altus/Banners around the square/$700

12. Main Street Altus/Lights on the square/$500

13. Main Street Altus/Candy Cane cash “sweet” stakes/$3,500

14. Main Street Altus/Chili cook-off/$1, 500

15. Main Street Altus/Rock-N-Rumble Car Show and Cruise/$8,000

16. Main Street Altus/Advertisement for community events/$500

17. Museum of the Western Prairie/Tours and special events/$15,800

18. Shortgrass Arts Humanities Council/Chautauqua/$5,000

19. Western Oklahoma State College/Baseball games/$5,000

20. Western Oklahoma State College/Men’s and women’s basketball tournament/$3,000

The annual meeting of the Altus Southwest Area Economic Development Corporation or EDC Board of Directors was held noon Thursday at the city hall council chambers.

The EDC sought proposals from organizations or activities seeking promotional funds to increase tourism and convention visitors to Altus for fiscal year 2007 from July 1 , 2016 through June 30, 2017.

The amount requested was $159,530.50 and the amount granted was $90,000.

“The quality of the requests was outstanding and it is exciting to see what is going on in Altus,” said EDC President Dr. Rick Henry.

The lease agreement was approved with the Jackson County Commissioners for the Jackson County Expo Center at 300 Todd Lane for fiscal year 2007.

“We have seen growth in the use of the center and are brainstorming on hosting a possible agricultural expo and have talked about a few positive changes and improvements in the future,” said Brian Bush, EDC director.

Kimberly Ferr of Lawton was approved as the new internal auditor for the EDC. Ferr is an auditor for other nonprofit organizations.

James Howard of Architects in Partnership or AIP from Norman gave a PowerPoint presentation on the Altus Industrial Park Study impact on the community and the environment.

The board approved the May board meeting minutes, payables and claims.

Altus Public Schools Superintendent Roger Hill was approved to be on the EDC board as the school system representative for another two-year term.

The EDC also renewed an Economic Development Consulting Services contract with the Altus Chamber of Commerce for fiscal year 2017.

James Howard of Architects in Partnership or AIP gave a PowerPoint presentation on the Altus Industrial Park Study to the Economic Development Corporation board Thursday.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_EDC-RGB.jpgJames Howard of Architects in Partnership or AIP gave a PowerPoint presentation on the Altus Industrial Park Study to the Economic Development Corporation board Thursday. Mary O. Esparza | The Altus Times

By Mary O. Esparza

mesparza@civitasmedia.com

Some EDC funding for fiscal year 2007 include:

Organization/event/approved

1. Altus Bulldog Wrestling Booster Club/Junior High School JV dual tournament/$1,000

2. Altus Bulldog Wrestling Booster Club/Little League wrestling tournament/$2,000

3. Altus High School girls’ basketball/Lady Bulldog Basketball Classic/$1,000

4. Altus High School boys’ basketball/Clester Harrington Shortgrass Invitational/$1,000

5. Altus Live/Live entertainment/$6,000

6. Altus Parks Department/Christmas in the Park/$2,500

7. ARAC/Boys’ and girls’ basketball programs/$15,000

8. Chamber of Commerce/Community information project/$3,000

9. Chamber of Commerce/Great Plains adventure guide/$5,000

10. Great Plains Stampede Rodeo Association/PRCA rodeo/$10,000

11. Main Street Altus/Banners around the square/$700

12. Main Street Altus/Lights on the square/$500

13. Main Street Altus/Candy Cane cash “sweet” stakes/$3,500

14. Main Street Altus/Chili cook-off/$1, 500

15. Main Street Altus/Rock-N-Rumble Car Show and Cruise/$8,000

16. Main Street Altus/Advertisement for community events/$500

17. Museum of the Western Prairie/Tours and special events/$15,800

18. Shortgrass Arts Humanities Council/Chautauqua/$5,000

19. Western Oklahoma State College/Baseball games/$5,000

20. Western Oklahoma State College/Men’s and women’s basketball tournament/$3,000

Reach Mary O. Esparza at 580-482-1277, ext. 2077.

Reach Mary O. Esparza at 580-482-1277, ext. 2077.

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