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Tourism director resigns

The executive director of the Peachtree City Tourism Association has resigned, the association announced Friday morning.

Lauren Yawn, who has served in the position since 2005, has decided to pursue other opportunities, according to the news release submitted by the association.

Tourism Association Chairman Bill Bexley said the association would immediately begin a search to fill the position.

“On behalf of the tourism board and staff I want to thank Lauren for her many contributions,” Bexley said. “We have enjoyed working with her and wish her well in future endeavors.”

Yawn could not be reached for comment by press time.

The Tourism Association serves as the marketing arm for the city, charged with attracting visitors to the community. The association is funded by the city’s hotel-motel tax revenues and it operates the city’s visitor’s center off Ga. Highway 54 West adjacent to the tennis center.

The association was formed in 2003 largely to assume operations of the city’s tennis center and amphitheater. The amphitheater is now operated by the city, which has a contract with Canongate to run the tennis center.

For more information, visit the tourism association’s website at



idk_revisited's picture

Did the hotels have problems getting conferences BEFORE the Tourism Association? What do we have to draw tourists, really?

Robert W. Morgan's picture

This is not a tourist destination and we don't need to pay a full-time salary to someone who pretends that it is. I say abolish tourism and give the revenue to the Development Authority and get them moving on attracting industry.

I know Steve Brown will hate this idea because of some imaginary villans, but let's just keep him out of it - ok Mr. Haddix?

Live free or die!

Let's get rid of the Tourism Authority and the Development Authority. Use the money to fix the darn roads!!!

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