Kane County’s Office of Tourism and Film Commission is glad to have the talented Camille Johnson on staff these days. Many people in Kanab,a and the Kane County region, are familiar with Camille and the generations of Johnson’s who are already part of local history. As Johnson says, “I returned here to Kanab because it is in my heart, between the family already here and the scenery I couldn’t stay away.”

Johnson brings a variety of hard-earned and valuable skills to the job. She has worked in a number of different industries and positions; some of which were: broadcasting at KSL-TV and KSL Radio and WB30-TV; and in the mortgage and real estate industries as marketing director, recruiter and general manager. Her recent venture, “Lilacs & Jacks,” taught her first-hand what the challenges of running your own retail business are.

Her personal portfolio of volunteer activities in our community is impressive: Kanab City Parks & Recreation Board, Kane County Search & Rescue, Kane County Republican Party Executive Committee, and Skatepark Committee, Kids on the Move, Women’s Business Network and even Food Drive Chairperson. It seems apparent that she lives up to her personal credo, “believing that respectful relationships are the key to success in any business, organization or position.”

In her role as Assistant Director, she will be working closely with Director Ken Gotzen-Berg to continue improving the visitor experience, and the quality of life for locals. Working to further the goals of the Office of Tourism, she expects to protect the heart of this special community while increasing traffic and occupancy for local business.

As Johnson expresses it, “We live in a wonderful area, and as we welcome visitors, we are able to improve our local economy and provide jobs for friends and family. This is where we want to live, we should look forward to sharing our special cultural heritage while making a good living and protecting our integrity.”

Gotzen-Berg is enthusiastic over Johnson’s dedication, and capacity for hard work. “We have a special team here, and look ahead to accomplishing great new projects. Being listed on National Geographic’s list of “Best Spring Trips 2014” was a real achievement. With Camille on board, we’re better prepared to take advantage of that.”

Over upcoming weeks, Johnson will be coming around to local businesses to make their acquaintance and personally introduce herself.