Recreation & Tourism

This newly created department (2021) within the City of Festus is a collaborative department between the City and it's Tourism Commission.

  • Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates, and evaluates recreation and tourism programming.
  • Plans, directs, and participates in providing an expanding and flexible program of recreational activities for all segments, groups, ages, and interest levels of the community.

  • Receives input from community groups, neighborhood groups and individuals regarding recreation needs, utilizes such input for overall planning, programming, program evaluation.
  • Prepares the Recreation budget, submits recommendations to city management; coordinates and monitors the expenditure and receipt of funds.
  • Manages tourism marketing/advertising budgets; reviews and authorizes all expenditures.
  • Maintains City website, distributes monthly newsletters, and maintains and updates social media. Develops and maintains a positive public image of Festus through community interaction and media releases.
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    Barb Lowry

    Recreation & Tourism Director