After several years of discussion, and official approval of the position last September, a Tourism coordinator has been hired for the Town of Farragut.
Long-time Town resident Karen Tindal started work in the newly-created part-time position in mid-February.
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted to fund the position in September 2017 as part of a “comprehensive program to market the Town,” according to a press release.
Tindal’s background includes serving as race director for the Farragut 13.1, 5K and Kids’ Fun Run, and as executive director of Girls on The Run of Greater Knoxville.
Additionally, Tindal taught YMCA fitness classes for 30 years and volunteered with Farragut schools as her now-grown children progressed through the grades.
“It is great to have our new tourism coordinator in place, and we are excited that Karen will be using her experience and energy to promote Farragut,” Town administrator David Smoak said.
Tindal is equally enthusiastic.
“I’ve always wanted to work for the Town, and I’m excited to see the possibilities of how we can bring visitors to Farragut,” she said. “It’s a unique little place.”
She and her husband, Bill, have three children: Andrew, Angela and Alex.
Lauren Cox, former Town Special Events & Program coordinator, has been promoted to Parks & Athletics coordinator.
Cox took on the position formerly held by Alden Rosner, who recently relocated to Florida.
In addition to coordinating Town of Farragut events, Cox also is a certified parks and recreation professional and is a certified playground safety inspector.
“After over six years of coordinating Town of Farragut events, Cox has turned her attention to park safety and coordinating
field use,” a Town press release stated.
“It is my goal to be a parks director some day,” Cox said. “This is the next step.”
She and her husband, Joshua Cox, have one child, Mason.
Town officials said they have been perusing “a lot” of résumés in the search for a new Special Events & Program coordinator.