Board Meetings

Haywood TDA to Hold Budget Forum

The Haywood County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) will hold a public forum for the 2021-2022 budget on Wednesday, May 26th, 9:00am in the Gaines Auditorium, Bethea Welcome Center, Lake Junaluska.  Following the public forum, the TDA Board will convene for the regularly scheduled board meeting and passage of the 2021-202 Budget Ordinance.

The Haywood County TDA is responsible for promoting Haywood County as a vacation and convention destination as well as sponsoring tourism related events and activities and to finance tourism related capital projects in the county.  The TDA is funded through a 4% occupancy tax on short term rentals of accommodations in Haywood County.

HCTDA Board Members

Terms Expiring in 2021
P. Shaw, Best Western Smoky Mountain Inn
Category: More Than 20 Units

Lyndon Lowe, Twinbrook Resort
Category: 20 Units or Less

Dave Angel, Elevated Mountain Distilling Co.
Category: Tourist Related Business

Mike Eveland, Town of Maggie Valley
Category: Town of Maggie Valley

Terms Expiring in 2022
Mike Huber, Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center
Category: More Than 20 Units

Greg Hoover, The Swag
Category: 20 Units or Less

Colleen Davis, The Jeweler’s Workbench
Category: Tourist Related Business

Katy McLean Gould, HCC Small Business Center
Category: Town of Clyde

Terms Expiring in 2023
Chris Corbin, Waynesville Inn Golf Resort & Spa
Category: More Than 20 Units

Tammy Wight, Clarketon Motel
Category: 20 Units or Less

Gail Mull, Town of Canton
Category: Town of Canton

Jon Feichter, Town of Waynesville
Category: Town of Waynesville

Ex-Officio (Non-Term Based)
Kristian Owen
Haywood County Interim Director of Finance

David Francis
Economic Development Commission

Kirk Kirkpatrick
Haywood County Commissioner

HCTDA Board Chair
Lyndon Lowe, Twinbrook Resort

Executive Director of HCTDA
Lynn Collins, Visit NC Smokies