Chris Kaselemis

Chris Kaselemis, director of the county’s Department of Economic Development, speaks to the Lexington Park Rotary Club.

St. Mary’s County is a hot-bed of innovation, and that is not exclusive of the tourism industry. Beginning in July 2018, the county’s tourism industry will be a supported by a new, nimble nonprofit entity that will focus on increasing overnight stays and help to build experiences that visitors love, remember and talk about.

This is a result of the 2017 Tourism and Hospitality Master Plan. The master plan puts the county’s tourism industry on the path to building superb experiences for visitors of the county. A key tenet of the plan is a singular tourism entity that can focus on strategically and creatively supporting the tourism industry. This is the first step in bringing the master plan recommendations to life.

Twitter: @Darwinsomd