Maysville seeks new tourism director

By Mary Ann Kearns - [email protected]
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After serving as Maysville’s tourism director for five years, Suzie Pratt is leaving.

Pratt’s resignation from the position was presented to Maysville City Commission last week and now the search is on for her successor.

In her letter to the city, Pratt cited family as her primary reason for leaving.

“Simply put, Suzie will be missed,” said City Manager Matt Wallingford. “She was not only great at promoting our community, but she brought intangibles to the job that you don’t find with a lot of employees. She was always energetic, personable, and willing to put in the extra time to complete a task. She was a perfectionist who was always driven to do things the right way. The City of Maysville and community as a whole will be losing a wonderful employee.”

The city is currently accepting applications for someone to replace Pratt. According to the city’s website “This position requires exceptional organizational skills and the ability to effectively promote Maysville and the surrounding area.” Deadline for applications is April 20 and application forms can be downloaded from the city’s website at

Pratt was named tourism director in 2013 following the resignation of longtime director Duff Giffen. She first served as assistant tourism director under Giffen and was named interim director when Giffen retired in July 2013.

During her tenure, Pratt’s duties focused on unlike previous efforts to promote both tourism and downtown development

Following her appointment, Pratt said, “I want to create something to bring people into the community.”

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By Mary Ann Kearns

[email protected]