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Tourism Development Authority, Forsyth County


The authority for establishing the Forsyth County Tourism Development Authority is Chapter 908 of the 1983 Session Laws. The purpose of the Authority is to further the development of travel, tourism, and conventions in the county through state, national, and international advertising and promotion.

Members and Non-Voting Staff Person(s)

There are nine voting members of the board. Each member serves a three-year term for initial terms which vary from one to three years. The members are appointed as follows: four members by the City Council upon the recommendation of the Mayor, four members by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, and one member by the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce.

Currently Serving

NameTitleTerm Expires
John Wise 10/31/2025
Lou Baldwin 10/31/2025
Gloria Whisenhunt 12/31/2024


The board meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. at a location to be announced.

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