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NEWS RELEASE: Jennifer Prather Named Director of Tourism for the Greater Starkville Development Partnership

Jennifer Prather has been named Director of Tourism, for the Greater Starkville Development Partnership. Prather joined the Greater Starkville Development Partnership in January 2013 as Special Events and Projects Coordinator to direct and oversee multiple special events for the GSDP and has served as Interim Director of Tourism since April 2016. Scott Maynard, CEO, stated,… More

NEWS RELEASE: Greater Starkville Development Partnership Opens Search for Director of Membership Development

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership has formally opened up a search for a Director of Membership Development. “We look forward to adding a member to our team that will bring a dynamic personality and progressive vision to further the great work of The Partnership in moving Starkville forward,” Maynard commented. “Our community is on the… More

Partnership to Celebrate 15 Years at Annual Banquet

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership will highlight 15 years of success during a black tie affair on Thursday, January 28 at The Mill at MSU. The Partnership Annual Banquet will kick off a year-long Crystal Anniversary celebration. The program will include success stories from the first fifteen years, the presentation of annual awards, and will feature a red… More

Partnership Releases Tourism Sponsorship Grant Call for Applications

Each year, the Starkville Visitors and Convention Council (VCC), tourism arm of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, provides thousands of dollars in grant money to facilitate local projects. The goal of the Starkville Visitors & Convention Council (VCC) Sponsorship Grant Program is to fund tourism and community development projects that positively impact the City of… More