CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pulling together historic, environmental and cultural elements into a package that will attract travelers to Franklin County will be the task for Janet Pollard, named Tuesday by the Board of County Commissioners as the first Tourism Promotion Agency director.
"The history ties in well with our natural tourist resources here," said Pollard, 47, of Fayetteville, Pa. The frontier, Civil War and transportation history combined with state parks, fall foliage, farms and other natural attractions, she said, make the county "a nice experience for people to take a day trip or a weekend ... It all comes together here," she said.
Pollard, currently the operations director for the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, also will serve in another new county position, communication director, according to Tuesday's announcement.
She will join the county on Feb. 20. Pollard said her annual salary will be $50,250.
"We are excited to have Janet working with the TPA Advisory Board and county staff to promote Franklin County locally, regionally and nationally," County Administrator John Hart said.