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Real TN Stories: Cindy Cameron Ogle + Mike Werner

Monday, March 12, 2018 | 10:00am

Mike Werner, Mayor of Gatlinburg, Tennessee.


Cindy Ogle, City Manager of Gatlinburg, Tennessee with Gatlinburg Fire Department.

Gatlinburg, Tenn. - The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development teamed up with Gov. Haslam's office to launch a social media campaign called Real Tennessee Stories, a collaborative effort extending across state government. The campaign showcases the real relationships citizens build with state employees in providing services for the citizens of the state.

The department nominated Gatlinburg Mayor Mike Werner and Gatlinburg City Manager Cindy Cameron Ogle, who helped manage the city through the November 2016 wildfires.

It has been a privilege to serve with Gatlinburg Mayor Werner and City Manager Cindy Cameron Ogle through these trying times. Their tenured leadership has been tested and proven over the past year as they have skillfully guided Gatlinburg through the aftermath of the wildfires. They have set aside their personal losses out of concern for our citizens' recovery and the rebuilding of the economy of our premiere resort destination.

- Mark Adams, president and CEO of Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau

Tennessee Tourism is committed to partnering with passionate leaders like Mayor Werner and City Manager Ogle in #serving TN, equipping them with the resources necessary to support their communities.

The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development nominated six others to be featured as one of the Real Tennessee Stories. They are all shining examples of what compassion, perseverance and dedication to serving can do for a community. The department is proud to feature their stories on and the department's industry Facebook page with the hashtag #servingTN March 5-14.

Real TN Stories is a social media campaign focused on telling the true stories of Tennesseans who provide critical, often overlooked, public services to their fellow citizens. The campaign is fundamentally a collaborative effort, coordinated by the Governor's Office and extending across state government during the week of March 5, 2018. By uniting the diverse work of Tennessee State Government under a common theme, Real TN Stories will shine a bright light on how state government positively impacts the average Tennessean in both ordinary and extraordinary ways every single day by #servingTN.