ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Tifton hosted the Georgia Association of Black County Officials Conference on Sunday for the first time ever.
Commissioners from across the state arrived the event. County officials said the event would have a big impact on the city economically.
Tift County Commissioners Melissa Hughes and Donnie Hester said having visitors staying in their hotels and shopping at their stores helped the economy.
"The motel that they were in they call me and said they were so impressed," said Hester. "They were so grateful, that help them during this period of time."
Tift County Commissioner Melissa Hughes said they made sure the commissioners had a good time. They all attended church at Friendship Baptist Church as a farewell to the end of their trip.
"The information that these 75 people received was awesome," said Hughes.
Both commissioners felt that the conference was all-around a success.