Historic Athens Appoints Interim Director for Athens Welcome Center

Jan 13, 2020

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.