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POTENTIAL BUDGET CUT HAS NCTC FOCUSING ON RAISING MEMBERSHIP DUES

By Nate Gonner 8/21/2013

      WITH A POTENTIAL BUDGET CUT LOOMING, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF NEBRASKA CITY’S TOURISM AND COMMERCE OFFICE DECIDED TO END AN ADMINISTRATIVE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE OTOE COUNTY VISTORS COMMITTEE.

 

       AT OCVC’S MONTHLY MEETING WEDNESDAY MORNING, NCTC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TIM PENDRELL SAID IT WAS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE TOURISM AND COMMERCE OFFICE TO STOP THE ADMINSTRATIVE AND MARKETING DUTIES, INCLUDING THE DESIGN AND PLACEMENT OF PRINTADVERTISMENT, FOR THE COMMITTEE FOR THE TIME BEING.

 

        PENDRELL SAID HE CALCULATEDABOUT 20% OF HIS OFFICE’S TIME WAS BEING USED ON CREATING AND PLACING ADS FOR OCVC, TIME THAT NCTC COULD BE USING TO PROMOTE NEBRASKA CITY EXCLUSIVELY.

 

        PENDRELL AUDIO:

 

        PENDRELL SAID HE ISN’T OPPOSED TO HELPING OUT OCVC WITH ADMINSTRATIVE DUTIES IN THE FUTURE.

 

        HE SAYS HIS PRIMARY GOAL OVER THE NEXT SIX MONTHS IS FOR THE OFFICE TO BE SELF SUFFICENT SO MONEY FROM MEMBERSHIP DUES AND FUNDRAISING IS PLAYING THE BILLS, AND OUTSIDE FUND REQUESTS CAN BE USED ON BUILDING A REGIONAL ADVERTISMENT CAMPAIGN.

 

       ACCORDING TO CITY ADMINISTRATOR OF NEBRASKA CITY JOE JOHNSON, THE CITY COUNCIL HAS MADE A RECOMMENDATION TO CUT NEBRASKA CITY TOURISM AND COMMERCE’S BUDGET FROM 65 THOUSAND DOLLARS TO 60 THOUSAND DOLLARS.

 

        JOHNSON STRESSED THAT NO BUDGET DECISIONS HAVE BEEN FINALIZED FOR THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR BUDGET.

 

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