Tempers flare during tourism meeting

Frustrations ignited over Commissioner Rob Williamson’s suspension of county funding for the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center at the July 8 south end tourist development committee (SETDC) meeting.

At one point Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Director Julie Morgan stood up and threatened to walk out following comments made by attendee T.J. Goulet, a representative of The Club at Hidden Creek.

Goulet was concerned that Williamson was “punishing” the turtle center by moving June 11 to suspend three sources of county funds for the project until financial questions could be addressed.

Read the full story in the July 16 edition of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.

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