The Prescott Area Coalition for Tourism won’t handle tourism promotion for Prescott next year.
City Manager Steve Norwood sent a letter to the coalition’s president telling the organization the Arizona city won’t renew the tourism agreement.
A majority of city councilors who discussed the issue last month appear to support a city tourism office.
Norwood says he notified the coalition as a professional courtesy.
Prescott has contracted with the organization for the past decade.
It will pay about $167,000 for that job in the fiscal year that ends June 30.
Coalition board president David Maurer says the letter wasn’t a surprise.
He says the organization’s executive committee will meet next week to start discussing the coalition’s future.
More than half its budget came from Prescott.