Tourism Commission

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The Thomasville Tourism Commission was created by the City Council in 1993 to promote Thomasville as a tourist destination. Funding for the Commission is provided by the application of a hotel occupancy tax paid by visitors that stay in any lodging within the Thomasville city limits. This tax generates approximately $150,000 annually. Funds are used to promote Thomasville through activities, events, promotions, and marketing to bring visitors to the community.

The City Council appoints the members of the commission to three-year terms; members may serve an unlimited number of terms. Some members fill specific roles on the committee to insure that there is community input from a number of businesses and organizations.

Day-to-day operations are managed by a full-time Director.

Visitor Center Location:

44 West Main Street
Thomasville, NC 27360

Hours of Operation: 
Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm

Jarrod Dunbar, Tourism Director

Commission Meeting Date/Time & Membership

The Commission meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 8:00 a.m. in the City Hall board room, Mezzanine level, 10 Salem Street, Thomasville, NC.

Nancy Horner - At-Large - President
Mari-Elena Baldwin - Chamber of Commerce - Secretary
Tommy Ballard - At-Large - Treasurer
Jimmy Davis - Restaurant Representative
Justin Finch - Advertising Representative
Erik Banks - Retail Representative
Christy Jones - At-Large
Lawanna Major - Hotel Representative
Jessica Nance - Retail Representative
Timothy Simpson - At-Large

Jane Murphy - Council Liaison