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 you have an event, activity or project that benefits tourism and want to request support funds from the LTDA, please complete and submit this online funding request: LTDA Funding Request Form

To contact the LTDA, please send an email to:  LTDA email 

Funding Request: PDF version

The LTDA meets quarterly, generally in 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 date/time/location. Future meetings are scheduled for: 

March 3, 2020, 4pmSeptember 1, 2020, 4pm
May 26, 2020, 4pmDecember 1, 2020, 4pm

 LTDA Board Members: 

Citizen Appointees
Hotel/Motel representatives
Carol King, Chair
Hampton Inn, Lincolnton
Pam Huskey
Days Inn, Lincolnton
Allison Gahrmann
Quality Inn, Lincolnton
Angela Lovelace

Steve Zickefoose, City Manager

Board members are appointed by the City Council, by application and based on board vacancy. To apply for a board position appointment: Click here

LTDA Bylaws: Click here