Signature Programs

Visit Jackson utilizes its services and staff to incorporate several signature programs to aid in strengthening the Jackson product, to recognize its accomplishments and provide resources to accomplish its goals.

Visit Jackson utilizes its services and staff to incorporate several signature programs to aid in strengthening the Jackson product, to recognize its accomplishments and provide resources to accomplish its goals.

HOMETOWN HERO AWARDS

Hometown Heroes, awarded in February 2020

Visit Jackson celebrates the best of the best in the Tourism Industry each year in the month of February. The awards program was created by Visit Jackson to recognize and show appreciation for the hard work of the industry’s top professionals who have helped contribute to the success of the tourism industry in Jackson.

Watch the 2022 presentation.


Tourism Visionary Award
– the highest industry achievement award recognizes industry partners who navigate new standards of involvement and cooperation to develop Jackson’s tourism future.

Hometown Heroes – Travel and Tourism Industry Employees in an industry-related business, which greatly contributed to the travel and tourism industry by serving above and beyond their usual job duties.

SUMITT (Superlative Merit in Travel and Tourism) Award – recognize Jackson’s top tourism entities for their outstanding contributions to the advancement of travel and tourism in Jackson.

MISS JACKSON HOSPITALITY

Hailey Warren in a pink dress, sash and crown
Miss Jackson Hospitality Hailey Warren

2022 Miss Jackson Hospitality Hailey Warren

Hailey Warren is a student at Belhaven University majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry. In her fall semester, Hailey began working at OASIS Ministries, which allows her to work with children on a personal level. Between school, softball and work, Hailey loves to travel to new places and experience new things with her friends and family. Her goal is to become a Physician Assistant, allowing her to continue working with children and people in need while also being able to minister to them and be a shining light.

Violet Goodman in a white dress, sash and crown
Little Miss Jackson Hospitality Violet Goodman

2022 Little Miss Jackson Hospitality Violet Goodman

Violet Goodman is a kindergartener at St. Andrew's Episcopal School and attends St. Andrews Episcopal Cathedral. The six-year-old is passionate about ballet, fashion, American Girl dolls and interior design. Her favorite activities are making art, riding her bike, playing at LeFleur’s Bluff Park with her friends, and eating at Roosters and Sal & Mookie’s. She also loves traveling. When she grows up, she wants to work in the fashion industry and to go to Paris and New York City.