Lincolnton Tourism Development Authority (LTDA)

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The Lincolnton Tourism Development Authority (LTDA) promotes tourism and visitor services & experiences within the City of Lincolnton.

The funds are intended to support tourism-related expenditures including destination promotion, festival/event advertising & promotion, visitor attractions, and similar projects. Funds are not intended for event production costs, event sponsorships, or similar operating costs. 

LTDA funds are hotel/motel occupancy taxes paid by visitors and state & local sales tax. The city collects a 3% occupancy tax from hotel/motel/lodging rental rates inside the city limits of Lincolnton.

The primary duty of LTDA board members is to consider, evaluate and approve allocations of these funds and award funding requests that benefit tourism-related activities and projects that meet the needs of the City and its business, development, and community goals.

If a community organization or non-profit has an event, activity, or project that benefits tourism and wants to request support funds from the LTDA, please note:

  • Complete and submit the LTDA online funding request a minimum of 10 days before a scheduled quarterly meeting. Late submissions will not be considered.

  • All requests must be submitted by using the online form. No paper or handwritten submissions will be accepted.

  • Attach detailed information on your project to the online request form including an itemized budget, vendors/price quotes, design documents & renderings, etc.

  • Approved projects will be issued a funding agreement stipulating the terms & conditions of the funding. Funds will not be released before a fully executed funding letter is signed by the requesting organization. Any funds not used as outlined in the funding agreement will be returned to LTDA upon project completion. 

  • All approved projects will require LTDA approval for all artwork materials prior to production or publishing.

  • All projects utilizing LTDA funds shall submit a post-project recap report upon project completion.

  • All projects MUST be completed within 6 months of funding. Do not submit projects or events that are more than 6 months in the future.

The LTDA meets quarterly, generally in the first week of the last month of each calendar quarter. Meetings are held at 4pm in council chambers at city hall and are open to the public. Please call city hall at 704-736-8980 to confirm meeting dates/times/locations. 

2023 LTDA Board 

Meeting Schedule

Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 4pm
Tuesday, June 6, 2023, 4pm
Tuesday, September 5, 2023, 4pm
Tuesday, December 5, 2023, 4pm

LTDA Board Members:

Council Appointees
Angela Lovelace,
Randall Williams,
Carol King,
Pamela McBryde,
Lincolnton Finance Director
Hotel/Motel/Lodging representatives
Wayne Brooks,
Lodging Representative
Allison Gahrmann, 
White Rose Manor B&B


Click here for more info on City of Lincolnton board vacancies. For questions about Lincolnton Appointed Boards & Commissions, application submissions, or vacancies, please contact the City Clerk: Daphne Ingram, (704) 736-8980 ext. 2281, or by email.