Town hall meetings with National Geographic on tourism in the Delta

A quick reminder that this week the Mississippi River Geotourism Stewardship Council will be hosting town hall meetings in six Mississippi Delta communities. These meetings are opportunities for those interested and invested in tourism in their local community or greater region to learn about the program and the nomination process for their favorite sites, attractions, businesses, and events. 

The Council strongly encourages leaders and residents from Mississippi and communities across the river in southeast Arkansas and northeast Louisiana to come learn about the Mississippi River Geotourism Program and take advantage of this great opportunity to promote your community’s tourism assets.

We are looking for local residents involved or interested in tourism in the region to tell the story of the places they would recommend that people visit and subsequently nominate these places for inclusion on the website. This free program is asking local people along the length of the River to identify and map what’s unique about their communities based on the Geotourism criteria outlined here. You can begin nominating these tourism assets in your community online at

Please join us at one of the following town hall meetings this week:

Tuesday, April 12

Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce
2020 Mission 66

Yazoo City
Triangle Cultural Center
332 N. Main Street

Wednesday, April 13

Greenwood-Leflore County Chamber of Commerce
402 U.S. Hwy 82

Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce
600 3rd Street

Thursday, April 14

Quapaw Canoe Company
289 Sunflower Avenue
(NOTE: The location for this event has been changed to the above location)

Friday, April 15

Natchez Visitor Center
640 South Canal Street

*All town hall meetings last approximately 90 minutes.

NOTE: The town hall originally planned to be held in Greenville has been cancelled due to flooding in the community. Those in the Greenville area are encouraged to instead attend one of the other meetings in Yazoo City, Greenwood, or Cleveland.

Contact Spencer Lucker at with any questions about the Mississippi River Geotourism Program and this week’s town hall meetings.