Tourism Development Authority

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)

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2017-2018 Approved Budget

2017-2018 TDA Board Meetings:
All Board Meetings are held in the Woodrow Jones Building* conference room at 12:00 noon unless otherwise noted.

  • July 25th, 2017
  • August 31st, 2017
  • October 5th, 2017 (Cancelled)
  • October 12th, 2017 (Rescheduled from October 5th, 2017)
  • November 16th, 2017 (Cancelled)
  • December 14th, 2017 (Rescheduled from November 16th, 2017)
  • December 28th, 2017 (Cancelled)
  • February 8th, 2018 - Rutherfordton Town Hall
  • March 22nd, 2018 (Cancelled)
  • March 29th, 2018 (Rescheduled from March 22nd, 2018)
  • April 17th, 2018 (Special Called Board Meeting - 12:30)
  • May 3rd, 2018
  • June 14th, 2018 (Notice of Potential Public Hearing)
  • July 26th, 2018 (First Meeting of 2018-2019)

2017-2018 TDA Board Members:

  • Richard Lundy (Chair)
  • Willard Whitson (1st Vice Chair)
  • Dave Long (2nd Vice Chair)
  • Amy Bridges (Treasurer)
  • Diane Barrett (Secretary)
  • Barbara Meliski
  • Lynn Brown
  • Ruthie Hanson
2017-2018 Committees

RCTDA Executive Committee:

  • Richard Lundy: Board Chair
  • Willard Whitson: 1st Vice Chair
  • Dave Long: 2nd Vice Chair
Meetings are held at 4:00pm at the Woodrow Jones Building* unless otherwise noted.

  • July 25th. 2017
  • August 10th, 2017 (Special Called)
  • August 17th, 2017 (Special Called)
  • August 24th, 2017
  • September 28th, 2017
  • November 9th, 2017
  • December 21st, 2017
  • February 1st, 2018
  • March 15th, 2018
  • March 28th, 2018 (12 pm - Special Called)
  • April 26th, 2018
  • June 7th, 2018
  • July 19th, 2018 (First Meeting of 2018-2019)

RCTDA Finance Committee:
  • Amy Bridges: Treasurer
  • Diane Barrett: Secretary
  • Barbara Meliski: Board Member
  • Paula Roach: County Finance Director
  • Staff Member: Don Cason: TDA Executive Director
  • Staff Member: Taylor Hardin: Administrative Assistant

VIN/Information Committee:

  • Willard Whitson: 1st Vice Chair
  • Dave Long: 2nd Vice Chair
  • Diane Barrett: Secretary
  • Staff Member: Karen Tegen: TDA Project Manager/Welcome Center Manager

VIN/Wayfinding Committee:

  • Richard Lundy: Board Chair
  • Amy Bridges: Treasurer
  • Barbara Meliski: Board Member
  • Staff Member: Karen Tegen: TDA Project Manager/Welcome Center Manager
Marketing Committee:

  • Richard Lundy: Board Chair
  • Amy Bridges: Treasurer
  • Lynn Brown: Board Member
  • Kitty McCammon: Board Member
  • Staff Member: Amy Brevard: Marketing and Communications Manager

Tourism Asset Foundation Committee Members:

  • Willard Whitson:1st Vice Chair
  • Ruthie Hanson: Board Member
Grant Committee Members:

  • Diane Barrett: Secretary
  • Barbara Meliski: Board Member
  • Staff Member: Taylor Hardin: Administrative Assistant

WEG Committee Members:

  • Willard Whitson:1st Vice Chair
  • Dave Long: 2nd Vice Chair
  • Lynn Brown: Board Member
  • Chuck Martell: Board Member
  • Staff Member: Taylor Hardin: Administrative Assistant


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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