Henderson County TDA Governance Page

The Henderson County Tourism Development Authority is the official destination marketing organization for Henderson County, North Carolina.

HCTDA is funded by the 5% occupancy tax collected in Henderson County from overnight stays at local lodging properties. HCTDA does not receive funding from the Henderson County Government general tax fund.

Henderson County ranks 14th out of 100 counties statewide for visitor spending. This results in an annual economic impact of nearly $325 million and sustains more than 2,000 local jobs.

Mission Statement
“Promoting travel to Henderson County for the economic benefit of all.”

NC General Assembly of NC Session 2012 Session Law 2013-61 House Bill 545

2021-2022 Budget Ordinance

Meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 1 pm

Meeting locations change each month

The public is welcome to attend the HCTDA Board meeting

Board meeting minutes and agendas

How TDA Board Is Appointed
Current TDA Board Members and Terms

Board Members:
Deborah Smith, Chair

Cascades Mountain Resort
Term: 2017-2022 / Appointed by Henderson County

Richard Rhodes
Term: 2021-2026 / Appointed by Henderson County

Danielle Stepp McCall
Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard
Term: 2020-2025 / Appointed by Henderson County

Michael Burnette
1898 Waverly Inn
Term: 2017-2022 / Appointed by City of Hendersonville

Jamie Carpenter
City of Hendersonville Downtown Manger
Term: 2021-2026 / Appointed by City of Hendersonville

Brittney Jones Brady
Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development
Term: 2020-2025 / Appointed by City of Hendersonville

Zach Horn
Blue Ghost Brewing Company
Term: 2017-2022 / Appointed by Town of Fletcher

Virginia Spignener
The Wrinkled Egg
Term: 2021-2026 / Appointed by Village of Flat Rock

Selena Einwechter
Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill
Term: 2021-2025 / Appointed by Henderson County Chamber of Commerce

Samantha Reynolds (Ex Officio)
Henderson County Finance Department