The Jackson City Council confirmed the reappointment of two people to serve simultaneously on both the Capital City Convention Center Commission and the Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Michael Burton, general manager of Westin Jackson since January 2017, was reappointed to both the commission and bureau.
So was Enrika Williams, who was born and raised in Mississippi and owns Fauna Foodworks, a business that was once housed at Cultivation Food Hall but has grown to include catering, work as a private chef, consulting and other culinary endeavors.
It was noted during the council’s meeting during which the reappointments were confirmed that Williams had gone up against well-known chef Bobby Flay earlier this year on the Food Network show, “Beat Bobby Flay.”
After appearing on the show, she praised the experience but said she could not beat Bobby Flay.
Individuals serve both the commission and bureau to ensure there is continuity in their work, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said.
Burton’s term on the Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau as the hotel community representative will expire on July 1, 2023.
Williams’ term on the Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau as a restaurant and hospitality association representative is set to expire on July 1, 2023.