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COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)- Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitor’s Bureau board members will now be bound by an ethics policy. Board members approved a policy code stating that no elected official CVB board member, employee or relative can request or receive any public funds from the organization. Executive Director Nancy Carpenter believes the policy change was long overdue.

“We’re starting here with an ethics policy to make certain that we do conduct our business in an ethical way to make sure there’s no conflict of interest and this is very common in the business world.  You sign an agreement stating that you have no conflict in doing business as a director of the CVB or the director of a bank,” said Carpenter.

The change comes after the CVB removed Harvey Myrick from the board due to a conflict of interest concerning the Grilling on the River festival.

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  • Jane Doe

    Now the CVB board wants to operate under the auspice of ethics!!! That’s a good thing however they have the biggest unethical hypocrit at the helm of the organization with Nancy as the Director. She came in with a backstabbing agenda and pouted her way to the top. Ethics are good but when the Director can’t spell ethics… Now that’s a problem!!!

  • Col_Voter

    Mrs. Carpenter’s quote of “Board members approved a policy code stating that no elected official CVB board member, employee or relative can request or receive any public funds from the organization.” The CVB Board members are not ELECTED they are APPOINTED.

    The biggest conflict of interest is the Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation which gets most of its funding from the CVB. The CVB board members are the Board of Directors of he CCHF. Therefore the CCHF is being funded by CVB board therefore they are getting public funds to operate. This is without making an appeal in open session of the CVB. This occurs in their budgeting process which is generally done at their retreat.

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