Convention Center Authority adds new member

by Celia Shortt


Katie McBride, left, is sworn in as the newest member of the Newnan Convention Center Authority by Clay Hudgon at the authority's monthly meeting on Thursday.

The Newnan Convention Center Authority welcomed its newest member, Katie McBride, at its monthly meeting on Thursday.

McBride took her oath of office at the meeting. She has lived in Newnan and the surrounding areas for her entire life and is excited to be a part of NCCA.

'This town has been a special place for my family,' she said.

On being in the NCCA, she said, 'You get to be an ambassador and that's wonderful.'

'We're delighted to have her,' said NCCA Chairman Parks Avery. 'Thank you for saying yes.' In other business at the meeting:

• Avery reported that the punch list for the Newnan Centre meeting facility is complete, and Headley Construction has been paid. The multi-use meeting facility opened last summer adjacent to the Coweta school system's Centre for Performing and Visual Arts on Lower Fayetteville Road.

• Executive Director Carol Moore said the facility is beginning to get repeat service. She also reported she is still focusing on more corporate business for during the week and will be doing a corporate mailing soon.

• Moore also reported the Newnan Centre facility is now being advertised in 'The Knot Georgia' magazine and on its website.

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