<a href="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2015\/04\/200px-Map_of_West_Virginia_highlighting_Greenbrier_County.svg.png"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-11683" alt="200px-Map_of_West_Virginia_highlighting_Greenbrier_County.svg" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2015\/04\/200px-Map_of_West_Virginia_highlighting_Greenbrier_County.svg.png" width="200" height="178" \/><\/a>Tuesday\u2019s Greenbrier County Commission meeting room was filled to capacity with supporters for a crisis marketing response strategy presented by Greenbrier County Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director Kara Dense. Revenue lost from the cancellation of The Greenbrier Classic and thousands of hotel room cancellations has put the employers and employees all over the county in a tough spot. Many county residents rely on jobs created by the tourism industry, and a strong marketing campaign would help save those jobs, Dense said.\r\nFor the second time in two weeks, Dense requested the commission approve a transfer of $450,000 from the county\u2019s hotel occupancy tax fund in a joint effort to bolster the critical tourism industry and get visitors to return to Greenbrier County.\r\nThe impact of the flood damage to Greenbrier County cannot be understated, said Dense. \u201cIt is imperative to offset the negative images of devastation with a promotion of a healthy, active, safe community that visitors will want to experience.\u201d\r\nGasps of disapproval could be heard all over the room when Greenbrier County Commission delayed a vote to approve Dense\u2019s request and instead opted to \u201cconsider\u201d the funding request at a special commission session, which was later set for Friday, July 29, at 10 a.m. McClung said the reason the commission could not consider the request, was because the item had not been listed as an action item on the meeting agenda.\r\nThe disappointment and frustration in the room was obvious. \u201cIt\u2019s been a month now since the devastating floods hit Greenbrier County,\u201d Dense said. \u201cOur citizens have lost loved ones, homes and possessions, businesses ... and some even their jobs.\u201d\r\n\u201cLucky for you,\u201d replied McClung, \u201cWe\u2019ve squirreled away ($2.7 million), so your \u2018partner\u2019 will loan you some money.\u201d\r\nDense was left to reconvene with the CVB board members to await the Friday special session.\r\nIn other business:\r\nHomeland Security and 911 Emergency Center Executive Director Al Whitaker gave an update at the meeting:\r\n\u2022 Curbside pick-up of debris will continue through Aug. 11.\r\n\u2022 Sixty percent of the clean up effort has been completed on the eastern side of the county. Only 40-45 percent on the western end is done so far.\r\n\u2022 Demolition and debris removal through federal assistance can be set up for those who need to schedule for removal service. He asks people to call the 911 Center for more information.\r\n\u2022 All misplaced people now have moved out of the shelters.\r\n\u2022 Starting on Monday, August 1, the 911 Center will return to regular hours\r\n\u2022 FEMA will be making assessments throughout the county to determine those homes and businesses that have been substantially damaged.