About Visitors Bureau

Board of Directors

The charge of the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau Board of Directors is to develop and coordinate visitor services in Orange County and to implement marketing programs that enhance the economic activity and quality of life in the community.

Current Members

  • Jeffery Strickler (Alliance for Historic Hillsborough)
  • Mark Sherburne (Orange County Lodging Association)
  • Andrew Strickland (Orange County Lodging Association)
  • Karen DeHart (North Carolina High School Athletic Association)
  • Aaron Bachenheimer, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Mark Bell (Town of Hillsborough)
  • Rosemary Waldorf, Chairman (Chapel Hill/Carrboro Chamber of Commerce)
  • Nitin Khanna (Orange County Lodging Association)
  • George Cianciolo (Town of Chapel Hill)
  • Michelle Johnson (Town of Carrboro)
  • Allison Nichols-Clapper (Hillsborough Chamber of Commerce)
  • Penny Rich, Finance Chair (Orange County Board of Commissioners)
  • Lee Pavao, Vice-Chair (At-Large)
  • Steve Brantley (Orange County Economic Development)
  • Lee Storrow (Chapel Hill Economic Development)
  • Annette Stone Ex Officio (Town of Carrboro Economic Development)
  • Meg McGurk, Ex Officio (Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership)
  • Tim Hoke (Arts Commission Liaison)

2016 Meeting Schedule (All meetings begin at 8:00 am)

  • January 20 – North Carolina High School Athletic Assoc, 222 Finley Dr., Chapel Hill
  • February 17 –  UNC Healhcare HIllsborough Campus, 430 Waterstone Dr.
  • March 16 – North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Rd., Chapel Hill
  • April 20 – Chapel Hill/Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, 104 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill
  • May 18 – Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliott Rd., Chapel Hill
  • June 15 - The Franklin Hotel, 311 W. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill
  • July – No meeting
  • August 17 - TBD
  • September 21 - TBD
  • October 19 – TBD
  • November 16 – TBD
  • December – No meeting

Meeting Minutes 2016




Meeting Minutes 2015

Meeting Minutes 2014

Meeting Minutes 2013


Meeting Minutes 2012


50 Reasons to Love Orange County

50 Reasons to Love Orange County

It was hard to narrow our list to just 50 reasons

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2014-2015 Annual Report

2014-2015 Annual Report

It is our privilege to share with you our accomplishments from the past year that have helped ensure Orange County, North Carolina’s standing as an educational, healthcare, arts and sports Mecca that invites visitors to stay, play and explore our region.

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