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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 Emily Loftin.

Discover Durham Governing Board:


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


Lodging-Full Service Conference Center
Craig Spitzer
The Durham Hotel


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


Food Service
Aubrey Zinaich

City of Durham

Javiera Caballero
Durham City Council

Lodging-Limited Service

Daniel 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


Jonathan Stewart
Northgate Mall

Major Employer, University or Meeting Planner

Michael Page
North Carolina Central University

Lodging-Limited Service Conference Center

Caesar Swift
Aloft Durham Downtown


Susan Amey,
Discover Durham President & Chief Executive Officer