South Baldwin mayors talk convention center

Foley Mayor John Koniar was one of three area mayors to talk with state officials in Montgomery recently concerning the Gulf State Park convention center issue

Koniar and mayors Tony Kennon of Orange Beach and Robert Craft of Gulf Shores were in Montgomery last week talking to state officials about getting a new convention center in place, an issue that has been bogged down in legal proceedings since Gulf State Park Resort and Convention Center were dealt knockout blows by hurricanes Ivan and Katrina in 2004-2005.

According to Koniar, the three area mayors traveled to Montgomery to talk about the issue since a new hotel and convention center would be good for the area and to dispel the rumor that the three cities don’t work well together.

South Baldwin mayors talk convention center