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Kane County Tourism Director takes job with the State

Camille Johnson, the Di­rector of Tourism for Kane County, has accepted a job with the Utah Office of Tour­ism (UOT), as Community and Partner Relations Director. Johnson will have worked for Kane County Office of Tourism nine years this March and her last day will be Friday, March 3. She will start her work with the Utah Office of Tourism on Monday, March 13.

Camille Johnson will still live in Kanab and work remotely for UOT and travel a significant amount throughout the state. Photo courtesy of Camille Johnson.

Johnson will still live in Kanab and work remotely for UOT and travel a significant amount throughout the state. She will be the first member of the UOT leadership team to live and work remotely. “I have felt the winds of change for some time now. When this remote position opened with UOT, I was excited at the possibility to still work in tourism, live locally, and continue to do good work that will benefit Kane County and beyond,” Johnson said. “Building rela­tionships and working with communities and stakeholders is an important component of tourism. I will get to do that in a more concentrated fashion, statewide. I’m very excited.”

The Utah Office of Tourism operates under the Red Emer­ald Strategic Plan to build out a perpetual visitor economy. A key part of the plan is col­laborating with communities all over the state to build out their visitor economies con­sistent with local community priorities.

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“Camille’s imaginative lead­ership and great relationships all over the state will help us elevate our execution of the Red Emerald Strategy,” said Vicki Varela, managing director of the Utah Office of Tourism. “We are thrilled to have her join our talented and hardworking team.”

Commissioner Wade Heaton, the supervising commissioner of the Tourism Department said, “Kane County will sorely miss Camille as she is not re­placeable but we are excited for her and these opportunities she has.” Johnson expressed confidence in her team to carry on the good work. “I cannot express enough how talented, and hard working the tour­ism team is. They have grown beyond measure through the years and I know that they will do a fantastic job to amplify and continue the good work that has been done.”

There will be an open house at the Visitor Center, 78 S. 100 E. on Friday, March 3, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. for the community to share well wishes with Johnson.

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