TDA

 

2020-2021 Fiscal Year Approved Budget
2020-2021 Budget Message 
2020-2021 Approved Budget Ordinance 

Mission Statement
: To promote the growth of tourism for and in Rutherford County, in accordance with NC Session Law 2011-115.

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Executive Director: Don Cason (email)

View the 2020 Travel Guide Here!

2020-2021 TDA Board Meetings:
All Board Meetings are held in the Woodrow Jones Building* conference room at 12:00 noon unless otherwise noted.


  • September 10th, 2020
TDA Board Meeting - Sept. 10th
Thu, Sep 10, 2020 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/206606365
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll Free): 1 877 309 2073
United States: +1 (571) 317-3129
Access Code: 206-606-365

  • October 22nd, 2020
               TDA Board Meeting
               Thu, Oct 22, 2020 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
               Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
               https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/632019885
              You can also dial in using your phone.
              United States (Toll Free): 1 877 309 2073
              United States: +1 (571) 317-3129
              Access Code: 632-019-885

  • December 3rd, 2020     

               TDA Board Meeting - December 3rd
               Thu, Dec 3, 2020 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
                Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
                https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/549219061
                You can also dial in using your phone.
                United States (Toll Free): 1 877 309 2073
                United States: +1 (571) 317-3129
                Access Code: 549-219-061

  • January 7th, 2021
              TDA Board Meeting - Jan. 7th
              Thu, Jan 7, 2021 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
              Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
              https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/391627461
              You can also dial in using your phone.
              United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679
              United States: +1 (571) 317-3116
              Access Code: 391-627-461

  • February 18th, 2021

                 TDA Board Meeting - February 18th
                 Thu, Feb 18, 2021 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
                 Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
                 https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/207862333
                 You can also dial in using your phone.
                 United States (Toll Free): 1 877 568 4106
                 United States: +1 (571) 317-3129
                 Access Code: 207-862-333

  • April 1st, 2021
               TDA Board Meeting - April 1st 2021
               Thu, Apr 1, 2021 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
               Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
               https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/724889037
               You can also dial in using your phone.
               United States (Toll Free): 1 877 309 2073
               United States: +1 (571) 317-3129
               Access Code: 724-889-037

  • May 13th, 2021
  • June 10th, 2021 (Public Hearing)
  • July 22nd, 2021 (First meeting of FY 20-21)


2020-2021 TDA Board Members:

  • Willard Whitson (Chair)
  • Dave Long (1st Vice Chair)
  • Mary Jaeger-Gale (2nd Vice Chair)
  • Jeff Geisler (Treasurer)
  • Jim Masek (Secretary)
  • Kitty McCammon
  • Brandon Higgins
  • Dana Bradley
  • Rocky Guariello
  • Janet Mason
  • David Hislop
2020-2021 Committees

RCTDA Executive Committee:

  • Willard Whitson: Board Chair
  • Dave Long: 1st Vice Chair
  • Mary Jaeger-Gale: 2nd Vice Chair
  • Jeff Geisler: Treasurer
Meetings are held at 3:00pm at the Woodrow Jones Building* unless otherwise noted.
  • July 23rd, 2020
  • September 3rd, 2020
  • October 15th, 2020
  • November 23rd, 2020
  • December 31st, 2021
  • February 11th, 2021
  • Special Called Meeting - February 15th, 2021 at 2:00pm
  • March 25th, 2021
  • May 6th, 2021
  • June 3rd, 2021 (Public Hearing)
  • July 15th, 2021 (First meeting of FY 20-21)
 
RCTDA Finance Committee:
  • Jeff Geisler: Treasurer
  • Mary Jaegar-Gale: Board Member
  • Janet Mason: Board Member
  • Paula Roach: County Finance Director
  • Staff Member: Taylor Hardin: Marketing and Administrative Coordinator

VIN/Information Committee:

  • Willard Whitson: Chair
  • Dave Long: 1st Vice Chair
  • Staff Member: Karen Tegen: TDA Project Manager/Welcome Center Manager

Relocate to Rutherford Committee:

  • Jeff Geisler: Treasurer
  • Jim Masek: Secretary
  • Staff Member: Karen Tegen: TDA Project Manager/Welcome Center Manager
Marketing/Grant Committee:
  • Jim Masek: Secretary
  • Mary Jaeger-Gale: Board Member
  • Kitty McCammon: Board Member
  • Staff Member: Taylor Hardin: Marketing and Administrative Coordinator

Tourism Asset Foundation (TAF) Committee Members:

  • Willard Whitson: Board Chair
  • David Hislop: Board Member
  • Staff Member: Emily Ostertag: Administrative Support

Keep Rutherford County Beautiful Committee Members:

  • Brandon Higgins: Board Member
  • Janet Mason: Board Member
  • Dana Bradley: Board Member
  • Rocky Guariello: Board Member
  • Staff Member: Karen Tegen: Project Manager/Welcome Center Manager

Agritourism Committee Members:

  • Brandon Higgins: Board Member
  • Kitty McCammon: Board Member
  • David Hislop: Board Member
  • Staff Member: Taylor Hardin: Marketing and Administrative Coordinator

Tourism Strategic Plan:

  • Willard Whitson: Chair
  • Dave Long: 1st  Vice Chair
  • Jeff Geisler: Treasurer
  • Kitty McCammon: Board Member
  • Staff Member: Emily Ostertag: Administrative Support

Questions about Occupancy Taxes?
Please contact Jeanette Bosgra at the Rutherford County Finance office. (828) 287-6211
RUTHERFORD COUNTY TOURISM LISTING AND UPDATES FORM

*Woodrow Jones Building
Location: 146 Main Street, Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Phone: (828) 287-6013


Rutherford County Welcome Centers
Location 1: 2932 Memorial Hwy., Lake Lure, NC 28746
Location 2: 146 N. Main St., Rutherfordton, NC 28139 (Self - Serve)
Phone: (828) 287-6113

To view approved TDA minutes, Strategic Goals, Work Plans and Budget; as well as, a list of TDA Board members please see the sidebar listing to the left.

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