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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 18th, 2020 at 12pm regarding the proposed Tourism Development Authority budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021. All interested parties are invited to attend and offer public comments relative to the proposed budget. The meeting will also be available virtually via ‘Go to Meeting’. Details for this meeting can be found at www.rutherfordcountync.gov/departments/tourism_development_authority/. Written comments may be submitted regarding the budget until June 19th, 2020 at 5pm via email at RCTDA@rutherfordcountync.gov. The proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 is available for inspection, by appointment only, in the Tourism Development Authority office located at 146 North Main Street Rutherfordton, NC 28139, and is available online at www.rutherfordcountync.gov/departments/tourism_development_authority/.

2020-2021 Fiscal Year Proposed 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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2019-2020 TDA Board Meetings:
All Board Meetings are held in the Woodrow Jones Building* conference room at 12:00 noon unless otherwise noted.

  • July 25th, 2019 – Rutherfordton Town Hall
  • September 5th, 2019
  • October 17th, 2019
  • December 5th, 2019
  • January 9th, 2020
  • February 20th, 2020
  • April 2nd, 2020 - Go To Meeting (details below)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/500459013
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679
United States: +1 (224) 501-3318
Access Code: 500-459-013

  • May 14th, 2020 - Go To Meeting (details below)
                Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
                https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/313668597
               You can also dial in using your phone.
               United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679
               United States: +1 (571) 317-3117
               Access Code: 313-668-597 

  • June 18th, 2020 (Public Hearing) - Rutherfordton Town Hall
                 Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
                  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/987042421
                  You can also dial in using your phone.
                  United States (Toll Free): 1 877 568 4106
                  United States: +1 (571) 317-3129
                  Access Code: 987-042-421

  • June 22nd, 2020 - Special Called Board Meeting - Rutherfordton Town Hall
  • July 30th, 2020 (First meeting of FY 20-21) - Rutherfordton Town Hall

2019-2020 TDA Board Members:

  • Willard Whitson (Chair)
  • Dave Long (1st Vice Chair)
  • Richard Lundy (2nd Vice Chair)
  • Jeff Geisler (Treasurer)
  • Jim Masek (Secretary)
  • Kitty McCammon
  • Brandon Higgins
  • Mary Jaeger-Gale
  • Rocky Guariello
  • Janet Mason
  • David Hislop
2019-2020 Committees

RCTDA Executive Committee:

  • Willard Whitson: Board Chair
  • Dave Long: 1st Vice Chair
  • Richard Lundy: 2nd Vice Chair
Meetings are held at 3:00pm at the Woodrow Jones Building* unless otherwise noted.
  • July 18th, 2019
  • August 29th, 2019
  • September 30th, 2019 - 11am - Woodrow Jones Building
  • October 9th, 2019
  • November 21st, 2019
  • January 2nd, 2020
  • February 13th, 2020
  • March 26th, 2020
  • May 7th, 2020
  • June 11th, 2020
  • July 23rd, 2020 (First meeting of FY 20-21)
 
RCTDA Finance Committee:
  • Jeff Geisler: Treasurer
  • Mary Jaegar-Gale: 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

Retire NC Committee

  • Jeff Geisler: Treasurer
  • Jim Masek: Secretary
  • Staff Member: Karen Tegen: TDA Project Manager/Welcome Center Manager
Marketing Committee:

  • Richard Lundy: Board Chair
  • 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
Grant Committee Members:

  • Richard Lundy: 2nd Vice Chair
  • Jim Masek: Secretary
  • Staff Member: Emily Ostertag: Administrative Assistant

Keep Rutherford County Beautiful Committee Members:

  • Brandon Higgins: Board Member
  • Staff Member: Karen Tegen: Project Manager/Welcome Center Manager

Agritourism Committee Members:

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

Tourism Strategic Plan:

  • Willard Whitson:Chair
  • Dave Long: 1st  Vice Chair
  • Richard Lundy: 2nd Vice Chair
  • Jeff Geisler: Treasurer
  • Kitty McCammon: Board Member
  • Staff Member: Don Cason: Executive Director

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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