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

TDA Legislation (NC Session Law 2011-115)

 TDA ByLaws (Adopted December 8, 2011)

Visit the TDA Website!

Executive Director: Don Cason (email)

View the 2016 Travel Guide Here!

View the 2016-2017 Marketing Plan Here!

          2016-2017 Marketing Plan Appendix

To view information about the 2016-2017 budget go to:

2016-2017 Budget

 

2016-2017 TDA Board Meetings:

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

July 14th, 2016 - Meetings on Main, Forest City NC

August 25th, 2016

October 6th, 2016

October 12th, 2016 Countywide Strategic Planning Meeting (Rutherfordton Clubhouse) 9:00 am

November 9th, 2016 - TAC meeting to review RFPs (Woodrow Jones Building) 3:00pm Cancelled

November 16th, 2016 - TAC meeting to interview RFP applicants (Rutherfordton Clubhouse) Time TBD Cancelled

November 17th, 2016 Noon meeting is Cancelled

Special Called Meeting: November 17th, 3:00 pm at the Woodrow Jones Building Cancelled until further notice due to county Wildfire 

November 21st, 2016 - TAC meeting to interview RFP applicants (Rutherfordton Clubhouse)10:00 am to approximately 3:00 pm, or whenever presentations are complete Cancelled until further notice due to wildfire

December 7th, 2016 - TAC meeting to interview RFP applicants (Rutherfordton Clubhouse 830am-2pm)

December 29th, 2016

February 9th, 2017

March 23rd, 2017 (Board Retreat)

May 4th, 2017

June 15th, 2017 (notice of public hearing) 

July 27th 2017 - (First Meeting of FY 17-18)

2016-2017 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

Tammy Martell

 

2016-2017 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 12th, 2016 

August 18th, 2016

September 6th, 2016 - 3pm (special called)

September 29th, 2016

November 11th, 2016-9:00 am 

December 2nd 2016 -12:00 pm 

December 20th, 2016- 9:00 am

February 2nd, 2017

March 16th, 2017

April 27th, 2016

June 8th, 2017 

July 20th 2017 - (First Meeting of FY 17-18)

 

RCTDA Finance Committee:

Amy Bridges: Treasurer

Diane Barrett: Secretary

Barbara Meliski: Board Member

Paula Roach: County Finance Director

Don Cason: TDA Executive Director

Taylor Hardin: TDA Administrative Assistant

 

VIN/Information Committee:

Willard Whitson: 1st Vice Chair

Dave Long: 2nd Vice Chair

Diane Barrett: Secretary

Karen Tegen: TDA Project Manager

Wesley Alexander: TDA Guest Services Assistant

 

Website Committee:

Richard Lundy: Board Chair

Willard Whitson: 1st Vice Chair

Dave Long: 2nd Vice Chair

Tammy Martell: Board Member

Don Cason: TDA Executive Director

Karen Tegen: TDA Project Manager

Taylor Hardin: TDA Administrative Assistant

Wesley Alexander: TDA Guest Services Assistant

 

VIN/Wayfinding Committee:

Richard Lundy: Board Chair

Amy Bridges: Treasurer

Barbara Meliski: Board Member

Mark Teague: J.M Teague Enginnering

Karen Tegen: TDA Project Manager

 

Visitor Information Network Wayfinding Master Plan 

Static Sign Progress Map:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zMFJXvq3CXQs.ka7BSbzhm1Ww

 

Marketing Committee:

Amy Bridges: Treasurer

Lynn Brown: Board Member

Ruthie Hason: Board Member

Tammy Martell: Board Member

 

Tourism Asset Foundation Committee Members:

Willard Whitson:1st Vice Chair

Ruthie Hanson: Board Member

 

 Questions about Occupancy Taxes?

Please contact Jeanette Bosgra at the Rutherford County Finance office. (828) 287-6211

RUTHERFORD COUNTY TOURISM LISTING AND UPDATES FORM (click here)

 

*Woodrow Jones Building

Location: 146 Main Street, Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Phone: (828) 287-6013

 

Rutherford County Welcome Center

Location: 2932 Memorial Hwy., Lake Lure, NC 28746

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.

 

6-22-16 Coffee Talk Presentation (Click Here)

 

December 2015 Rutherford County TDA Coffee Talks- Lake Lure and Forest City

To view the notes from these meeting ( Click Here )

 

February 2016 Rutherford County Tourism Coffee - Isothermal Community College

To view the Rutherford County Brand Perception and Market Research Presentation ( Click Here )

 

 

 

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