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.

Pickleball Presentation

Current Members

  • Jeffery Strickler (Alliance for Historic Hillsborough)
  • Mark Sherburne (Orange County Lodging Association)
  • Andrew Strickland (Orange County Lodging Association)
  • Kayla Austin Dempsey (North Carolina High School Athletic Association)
  • Aaron Bachenheimer, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Mark Bell (Town of Hillsborough)
  • Rosemary Waldorf, Vice-Chair (Chapel Hill/Carrboro Chamber of Commerce)
  • Rachel Schaevitz (Town of Chapel Hill)
  • Lydia Lavelle (Town of Carrboro)
  • David Brooks (Hillsborough Chamber of Commerce)
  • Penny Rich, Finance Chair (Orange County Board of Commissioners)
  • Anthony Carey, Chair (Orange County Economic Development)
  • Lee Storrow, Ex Officio (Chapel Hill Economic Development)
  • Annette Lafferty Ex Officio (Town of Carrboro Economic Development)
  • Meg McGurk, Ex Officio (Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership)
  • Shannan Campbell, Ex Officio (Town of Hillsborough Economic Development)
  • Tim Hoke (Arts Commission Liaison)
  • Libby Hough ( at Large)

2018 Meeting Schedule (All meetings begin at 8:00 am)

  • January 17 – Due to inclement weather this meeting was held via phone conference
  • February 21 –  The Ernie Williamson Athletic Center, Chapel Hill
  • March 21 – The Barn at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill
  • April 25 – Sheraton, Chapel Hill
  • May 16 – Aloft Hotel, Chapel Hill
  • June 20 - The Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill
  • July – No meeting
  • August 15 - TBD
  • September 19 - TBD
  • October 17 – UNC Healthcare, Hillsborough Campus
  • November 21 – Date subject to change, site TBD
  • December – No meeting

Meeting Minutes 2018

  • January 17, 2018 - N/A
  • February 21, 2018
  • March 21, 2018
  • April 25, 2018
  • May 16, 2018
  • June 20, 2018
  • August 15, 2018
  • September 19, 2018
  • October 17, 2018
  • November 21, 2018

Meeting Minutes 2017

Meeting Minutes 2016