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Help wanted for Schoharie County tourism program

Consultant would assist planners

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Schoharie County is looking to bolster efforts to draw tourists while creating a job opportunity for the right firm or organization. The county’s Planning and Development Department this week issued a request for proposals for consulting services that would complement work already under way. The department has been serving as the county’s Tourism Promotion Agency since the task was relinquished in 2009 by the county Chamber of Commerce. That task relates to the state’s I ...

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April 5, 2013
9:55 a.m.

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As a flatlander interloper who tried providing state and federal mandated services to residents of Schoharie County, I see this RFP as just another attempt to insure the county's spending funds just to spend them. County power brokers will never permit innovative pursuits for fear of threatening their rural agrarian image of themselves. This in effect is why Ms. Terry is left fashioning a document searching for what amounts to a Social Secretary, not a real public relations firm. Hooray to Ms. Terry for securing staff without incurring overhead. Its a shame county 'fathers' can't relinquish enough control to get out of their own way, and move forward.