Historic Athens has appointed an Interim Director of the Athens Welcome Center. Michelle Nguyen takes over duties effective Monday as the organization begins the formal process of selecting a new permanent director.
Nguyen has worked in the public sector for 7 years. Most recently, she served as the Director of Economic Development for the Athens-Clarke County government.
The formal posting and job description for the position can be found at workforgood.org.
The Athens Welcome Center (also known as the Church-Waddel-Brumby house) is "believed to be Athens' oldest surviving residence.
The home and surrounding property are owned by Athens-Clarke County, facilities are supervised by Historic Athens, and funding is providing by the Athens Convention and Visitor Bureau through 15% of the Athens-Clarke County Hotel/Motel tax.
Founded as Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation in 1967, the nonprofit Historic Athens has worked to improve historic preservation and heritage conservation in the Athens area.