State Rep. Avery Frix today announced he and Muskogee City Councilor Jaime Stout are forming a joint task force to address tourism.
“As I talked with constituents by phone and at the door step, I had the opportunity to discuss many important issues from education to health care to roads and bridges. Another topic I commonly heard from Muskogee area constituents was in regard to Muskogee’s tourism efforts,” said Frix, R-Muskogee. “I heard many constituents’ tourism ideas and concerns regarding the State Highway 69 bypass, downtown re-development, and hotel/motel tax. There are several different entities that do a fantastic job promoting tourism in Muskogee, including the City of Muskogee, Muskogee Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Muskogee, Muskogee Hotel Lodging Association, and others. Improving tourism starts with conversations among key stakeholders and citizens. That’s why I am proud to announce the formation of this joint Muskogee Tourism Task Force.”
Frix said he’s hoping by bringing all voices together, they can come up with a unified vision that will boost Muskogee’s tourism dollars and add to the local economy, including job creation.