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November 23, 2005

Albany-- Albany's city manager says he's concerned by the lack of major holiday events scheduled at the James H. Gray Civic Center. Most of the events for December are smaller, local events.

City Manager Alfred Lott says he wants that to change. He's been meeting with the Civic Center staff weekly to discuss their marketing efforts, what conferences they're seeking, and what music groups they're trying to attract.

Lott said the center had lost its marketing focus. "Before I got here, the marketing person had been reassigned, to this part of the city, and once I realized that we were missing our, didn't have that person focused on the Civic Center, I reassigned him and I started picking up a weekly review with them."

That person, Tony Ford, is now exclusively working to market the Civic Center. Lott said the staff is focusing on events that would bring more than 500 people into Albany.

Venues in Columbus, Tallahassee, and Valdosta all have bigger holiday concerts scheduled.

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