The Pigeon Forge City Commission will be considering committing to a $1 million contribution to help pay for expansions to the Walters State Community College’s (WSCC) Sevierville Campus.
The donation would match funds already approved by the cities of Gatlinburg and Sevierville, as well as Sevier County for a total contribution of $4.5 million to the $7 million project.
WSCC President Dr. Wade McCamey and President Emeritus Jack Campbell spoke with the commissioners at a work session meeting last week about the city’s potential investment in the local campus.
The expansion project calls for building two new buildings: one to support the school’s culinary arts program, and one as a general classroom facility.
Commissioners seemed positive about approving the funds as expressed by city manager Earlene Teaster: “We’ll find the money.”
Other items of business to come before the board include the following: