Tourism Development Authority

Legal Notice

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held by the Tourism Development Authority Board, in the Town Council Chambers of Rutherfordton Town Hall, located at 129 North Main Street Rutherfordton, NC 28139 on June 14th, 2018 at 12pm regarding the proposed Tourism Development Authority budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019. All interested parties are invited to attend. The proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 is available for inspection in the Tourism Development Authority office located at 146 North Main Street Rutherfordton, NC 28139.

2018-2019 Recommended Budget


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  Public Hearing - Rutherfordton Town Hall 129 N. Main St. Rutherfordton, NC 28139)
  • 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)
  • Chuck Martell
  • Barbara Meliski
  • Jim Masek
  • Kitty McCammon
  • 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
  • May 31st, 2018 (2pm)
  • 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
  • Jim Makek: Board Member
  • 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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