The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors wants the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors to delay naming a new director for a while.

Following the announcement by current CVB Director James Tsismanakis that he would leave in February for a job in Georgia, members of the CVB board speculated the tourism entity would appoint a search committee and possibly hire a search firm to find Tsismanakis' replacement.

District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders expressed his hope Wednesday during the supervisors' second December meeting the CVB board will refrain from making any decisions until questions surrounding the city ordinance which created the CVB are answered.

The supervisors have been at odds in recent weeks regarding the appointment schedule of they county's four appointees to the CVB board and the scope of the county's authority over the CVB considering all power is provided via the city ordinance. The county never signed an interlocal agreement with Columbus regarding the CVB or passed a resolution of its own.

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