Consultant terminates tri-centennial contract - - The News for South Mississippi

Consultant terminates tri-centennial contract

Posted: Updated:

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - The consultant hired to raise money to pay for Natchez's 300th birthday celebration has terminated her services with the Natchez Convention and Visitor Bureau.

Jennifer Barbee and her Texas-based team were hired in May 2013 to help fundraise and find corporate sponsors for the city's tri-centennial celebration.

Interim CVB Director Creda Stewart tells The Natchez Democrat ( ) that Barbee initiated an option in her contract that allowed her to terminate her services.

Barbee provided initial fundraising projections, suggesting $1.7 million could be raised by Dec. 31. 2013, and more than $4 million by the end of 2014. Her total fundraising goal was between $5 million and $10 million.

Barbee said in May she had raised far less, approximately $200,000 to $250,000 and secured two corporate sponsors.

Information from: The Natchez Democrat,

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

208 DeBuys Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 896-1313

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WLOX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.