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Tourism Development Authority

The Tourism Development Authority (TDA) is Discover Durham’s governing board. A public body, members are appointed by the City and County of Durham to fill seats that are specified in the enabling legislation and interlocal agreement. The board meets monthly to set policy, assure fiscal health and stability and monitor Discover Durham’s performance.

Meeting Minutes:

Below are minutes of the TDA over the last past several years. Meeting minutes from earlier years are available by request. Contact the President & CEO .

Discover Durham Governing Board:


Lodging-Full Service Conference Center
Craig Spitzer,
The Durham Hotel


Visitor Features or Entertainment
Lois Deloatch,
Self-Help/Center for Responsible Lending, Northampton Partners, LLC


Citizens At-Large or Neighborhood Associations
Patrick L. Byker,
Morningstar Law Group

City of Durham

Javiera Caballero,
Durham City Council

Lodging-Limited Service

Monica Edwards,
Morehead Manor Bed & Breakfast

Lodging-Limited Service

Ron Hunter,
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Durham Chapel Hill

Durham County

Brenda Howerton,
Durham Board of County Commissioners

Major Employer, University or Meeting Planner

Bill Ingram,
Durham Technical Community College

Lodging-Limited Service Conference Center

Caesar Swift,
Aloft Durham Downtown

Food Service

Aubrey Zinaich,
Nana's Restaurant, Nana Taco, Nana Steak, & Bar Virgile


Shelly Green,
Discover Durham President & Chief Executive Officer