The Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority (TCTDA) is responsible for promoting Transylvania County to the wider world. Funding for the organization is provided by a 5% occupancy tax on Transylvania County accommodations.
In 2014, under the leadership of Chairperson Randy Burgess, the Authority adopted an official Mission and Vision:
To generate and enhance tourism opportunities in Transylvania County through strategic promotion coordinated with tourism-related businesses and local government, and to contribute to a vibrant, sustainable economy.
To position Transylvania County as a desirable four-season destination for those seeking an authentic leisure experience that makes the most of the county’s abundant natural resources and unique cultural opportunities; to elevate tourism as a viable and significant contributor to Transylvania County’s economic, social and cultural well-being; and to support the conservation and enhancement of our natural resources.
The seven member board consists of one county commissioner, one member of city council, one member appointed by the Chamber of Commerce, two owner/operators of hotels/motels/inns, and two who are interested in the tourism industry. Members serve a 3-year term (staggered). The chairperson is elected annually by the membership.
The current board is composed of the following individuals:
- Lori Roberts, Chairperson (Lodging)
- Aaron Baker (Chamber of Commerce)
- Grant Bullard (Interested Individual)
- Steven Dugard (Lodging)
- Jimmy Harris (Brevard City Council)
- Mike Hawkins (County Commissioner)
- Seyl Park (Interested Individual)
The TDA meets at 8:30 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month in the Chamber conference room at 175 East Main Street, Brevard, NC. The meetings are open to the public.
Monthly Marketing Reports
You can access our monthly marketing reports below:
As part of its mission, the TCTDA annually sets aside funds for grants and sponsorships. Local businesses, civic groups and individuals can apply for the funds to help support their tourism-oriented events and programs.
The maximum amount of support for the Sponsorship Program is $2,000 per request, although the TCTDA may award an amount that is less than the amount requested. Each proposal is evaluated by a Grant Committee. Proposals are then recommended to the full TCTDA board, which votes on them.
For more information on the TCTDA’s Grant Program, click here, or call 884-8900.
For more information on the TCTDA’s Festival and Event Grant Program, click here, or call 884-8900.