City of WF not renewing MPEC agreement with management corporation


WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — As the Town of Wichita Falls prepares for the new MPEC hotel and convention center, they’ll do so without the use of Spectra, the enterprise which at this time operates the MPEC.

Considering that Oct of 2016, Spectra Venue Management has managed MPEC operations. But, city officers say with the addition of the resort and conference center, now is the time to bring administration back again in-home as a city section.

“We would’ve had the convention and site visitors bureau of the city trying to bring in conferences and conventions and situations. We would’ve experienced the O’Reilly team making an attempt to do it, we would’ve experienced Spectra. So now we’re done to just a two-occasion arrangement primarily,” Wichita Falls City Supervisor Darron Leiker explained.

Director of Communications and Promoting Lindsay Barker will be taking over MPEC operations for the time becoming and she already has some targets in intellect.

“First and most importantly, we will get our staffing in spot. We’ve gotta get our staffing so that arrives Oct 1, we are prepared to transition and consider the keys and transfer in and get settled in. And, the other priority is to contact base with all of our groups that have situations booked in,” Barker said.

The town demands several careers stuffed, but Leiker is not apprehensive about staffing the MPEC in particular with current Spectra personnel currently being offered the chance to changeover. He claims it will be less expensive for the town to operate the MPEC saving on administration costs.

“We’ll conserve these types of tough expenditures from working day just one and our objective will be to attempt to be much more fiscally accountable with the functions but at the identical time make sure we elevate the client support video game as properly,” Leiker explained.

Town leaders say the stage of this complete method is to create a improved city for both of those people and people.

“That will allow us an option to appeal to so a lot of a lot more activities that we have not been in a position to in the previous.
The way that downtown is going suitable now, it is revitalizing and it’s coming back again. Individuals are getting back again out and enjoying functions and procuring and ingesting and that form of stuff. When you put all of that alongside one another, there is a great deal of optimistic momentum proper now,” Barker claimed.

Seeking to make off of that and carry on developing the City of Wichita Falls.

Spectra Location Management produced the next assertion:

“During Spectra’s five many years managing Wichita Falls MPEC, we have labored carefully and collaboratively with our partners in the City. Even so, with an exciting new lodge and convention heart on the horizon, we recognize why the City has opted to deliver management again in-house. Spectra’s final day in the venue will be September 30, and we are committed to working with the City and CVB to make sure a sleek and streamlined transition of leadership. We would like them ongoing results in the decades to appear.”