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Tourism Development Authority

The Tourism Development Authority (TDA) is DCVB's governing board. A public body, members are appointed by the City and County of Durham to fill seats that are specified in the enabling legislation and interlocal agreement. The board meets monthly to set policy, assure fiscal health and stability, and monitor the bureau's performance.

Meeting Minutes:

Below are minutes of the TDA over the past several years. Meeting minutes from earlier years are available by request by contacting the President & CEO.

DCVB Governing Board:

TDA Monica Edwards

Lodging-Limited Service
Monica Edwards
Morehead Manor Bed & Breakfast


TDA Seth Jernigan

Seth Jernigan
Real Estate Associates, Inc. & Bowling Ventures 


TDA Craig Spitzer

Lodging-Full Service Conference Center
Craig Spitzer
Hotel Durham


TDA Summer Bicknell

Food Service
Summer Bicknell


Patrick Byker

Citizens At-Large or Neighborhood Associations
Patrick L. Byker
Morningstar Law Group


TDA Cora Cole-McFadden

City of Durham
Cora Cole-McFadden
Durham City Council


TDA Lois Deloatch

Visitor Features or Entertainment
Lois Deloatch
Self-Help/Center for Responsible Lending, Northampton Partners, LLC 


Ron Hunter 

Lodging-Limited Service
Ron Hunter
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Durham Chapel Hill


TDA Brenda Howerton 

Durham County
Brenda Howerton
Durham Board of County Commissioners 


Bill Ingram 

Major Employer, University or Meeting Planner
Bill Ingram
Durham Technical Community College



Lodging-Limited Service Conference Center
Caesar Swift
Aloft Durham Downtown


Shelly Green

Shelly Green
DCVB President & Chief Executive Officer


Durham Spotlight


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