After the success of the Snellville Farmers' Market, a number of the Snellville area residents came together to try to promote tourism and business in Snellville. In August, 2010, City Council voted to establish Snellville Tourism and Trade (STAT) as the city's Destination Marketing Organization.
STAT works to improve the community in many ways. STAT produces numerous events throughout the year, including the Snellville Beach Blast, Star Spangled Snellville, the Snellville Fall Festival, and the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The Snellville Farmer's Market provides an opportunity for area residents to purchase fresh produce, meat and more each Saturday from June through September. The Snellville Commerce Club works to promote the city's businesses by hosting regular lunch meetings and special events. STAT also publishes a quarterly magazine, Snellville Spirit, which highlights the community, its businesses and its events.
Snellville Tourism and Trade receives funding from several sources. A primary source is the Hotel-Motel tax. Funding is also provided through sponsorships of events, and through memberships. If your company is interested in sponsoring one of our events, we invite you to download our sponsorship brochure, or to contact Executive Director Kelly McAloon at 770-3110-0429.
If you want more exposure for your business, we encourage you to join Snellville Tourism & Trade. A Classic membership is $150 per year, and allows you to attend monthly Commerce Club meetings, participate in networking events throughout the year, and receive additional benefits. To get involved, complete the online membership application.
Board of Directors Snellville Tourism and Trade is governed by a nine member Board of Directors. Three members are appointed by City Council, two are appointed by the Downtown Development Authority, and four are elected at the STAT Annual Meeting each November.
In order to be able to vote at the Annual Meeting, you must be a Business or Individual member of Snellville Tourism & Trade.
2018 Board of Directors
Vice President Tom Morris
Treasurer Jamey Toney
Secretary Kathy Emanuel
Executive Director Kelly McAloon
Board Member Susan Chappelear
Board Member Billy Franklin
Board Member Kurt Schulz
Board Member Alice Snipes