For the second year in a row, Retire Loudon County has earned the prestigious Seal of Approval from the American Association of Retirement Communities (AARC)- the nation’s leading organization for helping local governments and private communities attract retirees. The AARC Seal of Approval is presented annually to recipients that demonstrate a cutting edge commitment to attract retirees through lifestyle programming, amenity development, communication programs, and education.
“Retire Loudon County is a stunning example of a successful retirement program in Tennessee,” said AARC Chair Andre Nabors.
“I am again honored to have accepted this award for Retire Loudon County. This is one more tool for our toolbox that we can use for retiree recruitment. It’s comparable to the Good Housekeeping stamp- it means that we are certified by the AARC as a top -notch destination. That’s a very prestigious honor for Loudon County and the state of Tennessee,” said Rachel Baker, Executive Director for the Loudon County Visitors Bureau.
Baker also stated that Loudon County is perfectly positioned to promote to retirees. No state income tax, 4 mild seasons, and low cost of living are just of the few of the many factors that bring people to Tellico Village.
“Retiree recruitment and tourism development go hand-in-hand and our mission is to promote Loudon County as a destination for people to visit, retire, and relocate,” said Baker. “Loudon County has the amenities that retirees are looking for.”
Retire Loudon County is administered through the Loudon County Visitors Bureau and has participated in Retire Tennessee since 2010.
Pictured below from left to right: Beth Kuberka (Marketing Manger Tellico Village), Rachel Baker (Executive Director of Loudon County Tourism, and Ramay Winchester (Retire Tennessee).