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 full-time Tourism Director Cameron Marsden.
Visitor Center Information:
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Commission Meeting Date/Time & Membership:
The Commission meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 8:30 a.m. at 20 Stadium Drive, Thomasville, NC. (This is subject to change. Notice of all changes will be posted outside the City Clerk's door at City Hall, 10 Salem Street, Thomasville, NC at least seven (7) days prior to any new meeting date/time.)
- TOMMY BALLARD - At-Large - Treasurer
- GLORIA BRINKLEY - Retail
- ANDREW CLEMENT - At-Large
- JOE GRAY, SR. - At-Large
- CHRISTY JONES - At-Large - President
- EDWARD KELLER - Advertising
- DANA LOMBA - Chamber Representative - Vice President
- JJ RING - Restaurant
- LESLIE WATTS - Retail - Secretary
- PAYTON WILLIAMS - Council Member