Name of Board/Commission Tourism Development Authority
(City and Forsyth County)
Date 9/19/16
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 Wednesday of each month - 2:00 p.m.
Chief Staff Person
Richard Geiger
Visit Winston-Salem
Telephone Number
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-
RaVonda Dalton-Rann
BF 1 10/18

Jim Keller
(Hotel-Motel 100 rooms or less)

WM 1 11/16
James Williams
(Hotel-Motel 100 rooms or less)
BM 1 10/21
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)
Ricky Shore
WM 2 10/16
Chamber of Commerce Appointment    
Joe Potter
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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