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The Blowing Rock Tourism Development Authority consist of five (5) voting members, all appointed by the Town Council and voting residents and/or taxpayers of the Town. The Authority membership is made up of two (2) lodging establishment representatives, two (2) travel/tourism business/non-profit attraction/organization representatives and one (1) at-large representative. At least one (1) member of the Authority shall be a Town of Blowing Rock elected official.

Authority members shall be appointed to three (3) year staggered terms. Initially, one (1) member shall be appointed to serve a one-year term, two (2) members shall be appointed to serve a two-year term and two (2) members shall be appointed to serve a three-year term. Any vacancy occurring in Authority membership shall be filled with an appointment by the Town Council for the unexpired term.

In addition, the Town Finance Officer and the Town Manager shall serve as ex-officio members and will serve as finance officer and secretary respectively for the Authority.

The TDA shall have all of the powers and duties imposed by the enabling ordinance and shall promote, solicit, and encourage tourism in the Town of Blowing Rock in accordance with adopted Town plans/policies and administers the appropriation of the room occupancy tax proceeds. This Authority also studies the impact of tourism on the Town and develops strategies to minimize any negative impacts of tourism on the Town.

The TDA shall meet at least quarterly or as needed. All board meetings are open to the public. The Authority meets in April, May, June, July, and October of every year. All meetings are scheduled to be held at Town Hall at 3:30 p.m.

Board Members

Dean Bullis, (Tourism Representative)
PO Box 2646
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
(828) 295-3110
Term Expires: 2015

Lianne Mattar, (At-large Representative)
PO Box 447
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
(828) 295-7625
Term Expires: 2017

Rob Dyer, (Lodging Representative)
PO Box 1067
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
(828) 295-3758
Term Expires: 2016

Doug Matheson, (Council Representative)
PO Box 1513
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
(828) 295-3932
Term Expires: 2015

Kent Tarbutton, Chairman, (Lodging Representative)
PO Box 17
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
(828) 264-0986
Term Expires: 2016

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