Lincolnton Tourism Development Authority (LTDA)


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

LTDA funds are hotel/motel occupancy taxes paid by visitors, in addition to state & local sales tax. The funds are intended to provide financial support for tourism-related expenditures including destination promotion, festival/event production, visitor attractions, and similar projects. 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 45 days prior to a scheduled meeting.

  • 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.

  • All approved projects will be required to submit project updates prior to each quarterly board meeting and a post-project recap report upon project completion.

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. 

2021/2022 LTDA Board 

Meeting Schedule

Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 4pm
Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 4pm
Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 4pm
Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 4pm
Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 4pm
Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 4pm

LTDA Board Members:

Council Appointees
Angela Lovelace,
Pam Huskey,
Randall Williams,
Ritchie Haynes
City Manager
Hotel/Motel representatives
Michelle Patterson,
Hampton Inn, Lincolnton
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.