ACCOMAC, Virginia — An alleged comment by the Eastern Shore of Virginia Tourism Commission executive director Kerry Allison led the Accomack County Board of Supervisors to mull over whether or not to withdraw from the regional tourism commission.
A written comment allegedly mentioned outlawing poultry operations on the Eastern Shore. According to chairman Robert Crockett, Allison’s name was associated with the comment.
“They were like a slap in the face to me and my neighbors…When you say outlaw, that’s saying these people are not worth anything to our economy, is the way I take it,” Supervisor Grayson Chesser said.
The BoS motion directs staff to explore options outside of the Tourism Commission.
“I was alarmed when I saw that. I could not believe that was there,” Crockett said of the comment posted on the wall.
The Mirror attempted to contact executive director Kerry Allison but did not receive a response as of this publishing date.