County looks for group to manage Little Richard Penniman House
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The county is looking for an organization to take over the Little Richard Penniman house.
The Macon Community Enhancement Authority initially said it would run the resource center, but changed its mind after the county pulled its funding. The authority was going to receive about $90,000 to manage the center, but the FY 2019 budget did not include that funding.
“I think a lot of interesting partner organizations that have already stepped forward and shown interest in the space but those are things that we have to work out now,” said Commissioner Virgil Watkins. “We’re at the renegotiation period now where we have a beautiful facility but figuring our how to get it programmed is our goal.”
Watkins says the county allocated $10,000 for utility expenses since the is applying for grants to fund the resource center.