Media advisory for Buncombe County TDA – Regular monthly meeting: Wednesday, Nov. 17 | 9–10:45 a.m.

Press release from Explore Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau

WHAT: The regular monthly joint meeting of the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, Public Authority, and Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, Nonprofit Corporation.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 17, 9–10:45 a.m. [This is a week earlier than usual due to the Thanksgiving holiday.]

WHERE: This meeting will be held virtually using the Zoom webinar platform. All attendees (media and public) must register to gain access to this meeting, even if the meeting is already in progress. Reporters may wish to register ahead of time, even if you are unsure whether you will be able to attend.


AGENDA: Find the agenda posted on Other board meeting documents will be added prior to, or just after, the meeting.

RECORDING: This meeting will be recorded and the recording posted here after the meeting, along with other documents.

PUBLIC COMMENT: The Buncombe County TDA invites comments from the general public via the following ways:

  • EMAIL: The public may submit comments via email sent to All public comments must be received by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Commenters should provide their full name and organization (if applicable) and put “Public Comment” in the subject line. Brevity is appreciated. Comments received by the deadline will be provided to the board prior to the start of the meeting and will not be read publicly.
  • LIVE, via Zoom: The board will also accommodate a number of live public comments during the virtual meeting as time allows on the agenda. All requests for live public comments must be received by 12 on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, and follow all processes, protocols and rules of decorum as outlined in this document.


MEDIA CONTACT: For background information on topics covered during the meeting, or to set up interviews following the event, contact public information officer Kathi Petersen — or 828-712-1286.

GENERAL QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC: Email Jonna Sampson, Executive Operations Manager —

UPCOMING MEETINGS: The next joint meetings of the BCTDA are scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021, at 9 a.m. (subject to cancellation) and Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2022, at 9 a.m. Check the event calendar for more information here.


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