Tourism Development Authority

Members Promoting Travel and Tourism 

Purpose: to further the development of travel, tourism in and around the Town of Ahoskie

Appointment of Membership:

The Town of Ahoskie Tourism Development Authority consists of 6 members – 6 members appointed by Town Council; two members who are owners or operators of a hotel, motel, bed and breakfast, or vacation rental management company, with 100 or less rental units, three members actively involved in tourist business who have participated in tourism promotion and who do not own or operate a hotel, motel or other taxable tourist accommodation; one member of Town Council (who is a voting member and 1 ex-officio non-voting member). 

Powers and Duties:

Upon the Tourism Development Authority member’s appointment shall study the tourism industry of the Town of Ahoskie and the most effective means of enhancing and promoting that industry and recommends any plans, action and programs, which will, in accordance with the powers granted herein, serve to enhance and improve the tourism industry of the Town of Ahoskie. The Town of Ahoskie confers upon the TDA the following power and duties:

 A. To promote travel, tourism and corporate travel in the Town of Ahoskie, sponsor tourist related events and activities in the Town, and finance tourist related capital projects in the Town.  

Meeting Date: Quarterly (January, April, July and October) the first Thursday of the month at 1:30 p.m. The normal length of the meeting is one to two hours.

 Minimum Term is 2 years:

 Maximum Term is 3 years

 

Bill Early                                      3 Year Term                              Expires 06-30-2018

Director, Hertford County Economic Development Commission
115 Justice Drive Suite 2                                                      
Winton, NC  27986                                                    
(252) 358-7801

 

Amy Braswell                             2 Year Term                              Expires 06-30-2018

Vice-Executive Director, Ahoskie Chamber of Commerce
301 S. Catherine Creek Rd.                                                    
Ahoskie, NC  27910
(252) 332-2042

 

Dan Joyner                                3 Year Term                              Expires 06-30-2018

Director, Small Business Center
Roanoke-Chowan Community College

109 Community College Road                    
Ahoskie, NC  27910
(252) 862-1279

 

Members Collecting the Tax 

Darlene (Dee) Fritz                  2 Year Term                                Expires 06-30-2018

Jernigan House Bed and Breakfast
209 S. Catherine Creek Road                                                 
Ahoskie, NC  27910                                                               
(252) 209-5455

 

John Fritz                                 3 Year Term                                Expires 06-30-2018

Jernigan House Bed and Breakfast
209 S. Catherine Creek Road                                             
Ahoskie, NC  27910
(252) 209-5455

 

Member (No Affiliation Required) 

Mayor Jimmie Rowe (Chairperson)       2 Year Term               Expires 06-30-2018

Town of Ahoskie
P. O. Box 767                                                                  
Ahoskie, NC  27910

Ex-Officio Member 

Joleatha Chestnutt, Town Clerk

Town of Ahoskie
P. O. Box 767                                                    
Ahoskie, NC  27910
(252) 332-5146

 

Quarterly Meetings

 

Click here for more information about the Tourism Development Authority Grant Program.

Click here to download the Tourism Development Authority Grant Program Application.