DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Dothan has officially named the new director for the civic center and opera house.

Clay Dempsey was approved by the commission to oversee the civic center and opera house.

Dempsey recently came along where he served as the acting performing director.

Over just a few months, Dempsey has played an instrumental role in making the civic center and opera house better venues for guests to enjoy.

He is receiving high praise for bringing bigger names to Dothan such as comedians Kevin Hart in June and Nephew Tommy, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, and many more.

“Dothan has a long history of bringing great entertainment to the city it is already there and we are trying to take it to another level. Dothan is in a key spot to get good big shows and quality entertainment so my job now is to bring some world-class entertainment to Dothan, Alabama,” says Clay Dempsey.

Dempsey says he’s overwhelmed to receive this support from the city and he’s glad to be from Dothan and he’s looking forward to finishing his career out in the Circle City.