The Director of Tourism & Marketing, Cameo Waters handles group and visitor inquiries and is also the supervisor of the Visitors Center & Department of Tourism. Cameo, who was recently hired as the Tourism Director, was raised in the Kingsport area and graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Communication Studies. Cameo's love for Jonesborough has grown over the years with each visit she made here and feels as if this has already become her home. "Jonesborough is an easy town to fall in love with and is quite a special place, no matter where you are from", said Cameo.
The Tourism Director works with other Town departments and area organizations to promote Jonesborough as a top history and storytelling destination to national and international markets. The Director also oversees marketing efforts including public and media relations, special events, advertising and features. In a variety of ways Jonesborough's Department of Tourism assists numerous community organizations by working with their leaders to create marketing and communication plans specific to their event or announcement.
The Director of Tourism & Marketing handles communication with the public and media about events and announcements directly related to and affecting the Town of Jonesborough. A current Special Events Guide can be found HERE. Partnerships with local organizations and affiliates with the Department of Tourism include the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild, Jonesborough Area Merchants & Services Association, Jonesborough Flag Committee, Jonesborough Veterans Affairs Committee, Jonesborough Farmer's Market, the Heritage Alliance, Jonesborough Yarn Exchange, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association, Keep Jonesborough Beautiful, International Storytelling Center, Main Street Jonesborough and others. The Director reports to the Town of Jonesborough Operations Manager and can be reached at 423.753.1013.