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John Beaver

john beaver

Ecotourism Development Coordinator

john.beaver@beaumonttexas.gov

(409)781-4091

Focus: 

I am focused on the growth of nature tourism in our area. In particular, I am working to advance the reach of Cattail Marsh through different programs and workshops for all ages at the Wetlands Education Center. I also work on new and exciting initiatives throughout Beaumont as part of the marketing team.

Degrees / Certifications:

Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing - Lamar University, Beaumont, TX

What do you love most about Beaumont? 

I love the unique culture of our city. The culture is defined by the diversity of our community and its strength. Whether you are interested in nature, the arts, food, history, entrepreneurship, etc. there is something for everyone in Beaumont.

What is your favorite activity in Beaumont?

I love the outdoors so any chance I get I try to spend my time outside. From walking at Cattail Marsh or the Hike and Bike trails to simply boiling crawfish with my family in the backyard, you can find me outside getting active and working up a sweat.

What is your favorite season?  

The fall, when the first cool front blows in.

What is your favorite space in Beaumont to host an event?

For smaller events, Tradewinds Tavern in the MCM Elegante has a great atmosphere. For bigger events, the Beaumont Country Club is a one-stop shop for everything you could need.

What is your favorite place to eat in Beaumont?

There is no way I can narrow this down to one place, but the places I find myself going to regularly are Sweet Basil, Daddio's Burgers, Chaba Thai Bistro, Crown Pizza, and Rosie’s Soul Food. Also, Elsa’s Greek Grill is a new restaurant that has been making it into the rotation.