Death of Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director, Mary Hammond

Date of Release: 
March 04, 2024


The Paducah Board of Commissioners and City of Paducah team express our heartfelt sorrow following the passing of Mary Hammond who served the community in multiple roles including executive director of the Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau, member of the Paducah Civic Beautification Board, and Paducah Ambassador.

Mayor George Bray said, “I am saddened by the passing of our friend Mary Hammond, Executive Director of the Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau. Mary lived and breathed the City of Paducah, Kentucky. She dedicated her entire life to promoting Paducah and performed that function on our behalf all over the world. One of Paducah’s original architects and primary advocate of the UNESCO Creative Cities designation, Mary brought Paducah to the rest of the world and brought the rest of the world to Paducah. While Paducah will eventually find another executive director for the Convention & Visitors Bureau, it will be difficult to replace the passion she demonstrated or the manner in which she represented our community. The City of Paducah extends our deepest condolences to her family and many friends.”