Sumner County receives Local Government Award at annual meeting

Pictured, from left to right, are Randall Hutto (Incoming GNRC president) and Wilson County Mayor, who announced the award, Barry Young (Sumner County Convention & Visitors Bureau), Anthony Holt (Sumner County Executive), Kim McMillan (GNRC President and Clarksville Mayor) and Kim Ark (Sumner County Grants Administrator).

GALLATIN, Tenn. — Sumner County received a Local Government Award at the Annual Business meeting of the Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC) that was held on Sept. 22 in Clarksville.

The county received an award for Economic Development in Tourism, recognizing the annual Sumner County Farm to Table Dinner hosted by the Sumner County Convention and Visitors Bureau. For the past three years, the county’s bureau has worked with Hendersonville Produce and with local farmers to create a dinner atmosphere, showcasing the meal’s locally-grown produce, meats, and wine, which has proven to be a great success for agritourism by educating dinner guests on the agricultural riches that Sumner County offers. Proceeds from these events are given to the Vol State Community College Scholarship Fund to benefit area students.

“Sumner County continues to demonstrate excellence in economic development through tourism, which serves as a great example to other communities in the Greater Nashville region, “said Sam Edwards, executive director of the Greater Nashville Regional Council.

The GNRC is made up of the 13 counties and 52 cities in the Nashville area. The Council provides planning and other assistance to member governments in economic development, transportation, solid waste, loans and grants for water and sewer systems, housing, small business loans, tourism promotion, air quality and services for senior citizens.

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