Business leaders ask supervisors to rethink Coastal Tourism appointment
Gulf Coast Business Council president and CEO Ashley Edwards sent a letter to the board voicing the executive committee’s concerns about the set-to and the ultimate decision to not reappoint Schoultz. The letter urged the board to reconsider their decision and also indicated that “Gaming leaders are also sending a letter to the Board of Supervisors regarding this issue.”
In a July 4 letter to supervisors, the council says that Schoultz is the best person for the job and asks she be reappointed at the meeting.
“Brooke has worked directly with the business community during her time as president and has been responsive to our concerns,” the letter says. “Additionally, we believe Brooke understands the need for continued regional stability, as evidenced by her efforts to shore up regional cooperation by working with leaders in Hancock and Jackson counties.”
The issue is on the agenda for today’s meeting scheduled for 9 a.m.