BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS INFORMATION FORM

Name of Board/Commission Tourism Development Authority
(City and Forsyth County)
Date 04/21/14
Authority for Creation The authority for establishing the Forsyth County Tourism Development Authority is Chapter 908 of the 1983 Session Laws.
Purpose/Function The purpose of the Authority is to further the development of travel, tourism, and conventions in the county through state, national, and international advertising and promotion.
Method of Appointment The members are appointed as follows: four members by the City Council upon the recommendation of the Mayor, four members by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, four members by the Tourism Development Authority, and one member by the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce.
Number of Members Thirteen voting members
Terms of Office Three years except for initial terms which vary from one to three years
Meeting Date and Time Third Tuesday of each month - 2:00 p.m.
Chief Staff Person
Richard Geiger
Title
President,
Visit Winston-Salem
Telephone Number
(336) 728-4231
Current Membership - Tourism Development Authority
Name Race/Gender Term Expiration
City Council Appointments
Vivian H. Burke, TDA Vice-Chair (12/08) 
(City Council Member and Mayor Pro Tempore-
Ex-Officio)
BF N/A N/A
RaVonda Dalton-Rann
(Tourism)
BF 1 10/15
Walter Smith, III
(Hotel-Motel 100 rooms or less)
BM 1 10/15
Robert Swenson, Chair
(Hotel-Motel over 100 rooms)
WM 0* 11/13
County Appointments      
Dana Bryson
(Hotel-Motel 100 rooms or less)
 WF 1 10/16
Tom Ferrell
(Hotel-Motel over 100 rooms)
WM 1 10/16
Ricky Shore, Co-Chair WM 1 10/16
Gloria Whisenhunt  
(Commissioner - Ex-Officio)             
WF   N/A N/A
Ricky Shore
(Tourism)
WM 2 10/16
Chamber of Commerce Appointment    
Joe Potter
(Tourism)
WM 1 10/16

Special Notes:

1* = Serving more than 50% of an unexpired term (more than two years & one month of 
       the term has been served).

0* = Serving less than 50% of an unexpired term (less than two years of the term has
       been served).

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