About | Who We Are – It's Better in Person

About | Who We Are

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS!

OUR MISSION

The Mission of the Person County Tourism Development Authority (PCTDA) is to promote the growth of responsible tourism through marketing strategies and programs  that balance economic growth with the need to preserve the natural and cultural heritage of the Roxboro and Person County area.

FACILITY

The Person County Visitor and Information Center is located at 705 Durham Road, Roxboro, North Carolina.

WINTER OFFICE HOURS:   Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

ORGANIZATION

The PCTDA was formed in 1997 by NC House Bill 859 under General Statutes G.S. 153A–155 and operates under the Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act. It is managed by a Board of six Directors; three appointed by the Person County Commissioners and three appointed by the Roxboro City Council. Each body chooses one hotel/motel/inn owner or manager as one of the three appointees. The other two must actively promote travel and tourism in the area.  After 2001, the Authority shall use at least  two-thirds of the funds to promote travel and tourism and shall use the remainder for tourism-related expenditures.  Special monetary grants may be awarded to organizations  that sponsor events that are tourism related and/or the event encourages people to stay overnight in our area accommodations. 

BOARD MEMBERS  (updated 1.05.23)

Dr. Claudia Berryhill, DVM – Chair                          01/03/2023 – 12/31/2025
Sally Humphries – Vice Chair                                  01/04/2022 – 12/31/2024
Herman Gentry                                                        01/04/2022 – 12/31/2024
Autumn Gentry                                                        01/03/2023 – 12/31/2023
Vicki O’Duffy                                                            02/11/2020 – 12/31/2022
Biran Patel                                                               01/10/2023 – 12/31/2025

STAFF

Katie Ann Oakley, Digital Marketing & Content Manager

Julie Maybee, Executive Director

BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE – 2023

PCTDA  meetings are generally held on the 1st Tuesday each month at 10 a.m. in the conference room of the Person County Visitor and Information Center.   Meetings, unless  otherwise posted, are open to the public.

January 3, 2023

February 7, 2023

March 7, 2023

April 4, 2023

May 2, 2023

June 6, 2023

July 5, 2023

August 1, 2023

September 5, 2023

October 3, 2023

November 7,  2023

December 5, 2023

PERSON COUNTY TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY – INQUIRES, NEWSLETTERS, EVENTS, GRANT INFORMATION AND GRANT  APPLICATIONS 

Please contact either:

Katie Ann Oakley, Digital Marketing & Content Manager, at the following e-mail address: Info@itsbetterinperson.com or call 336-597-2689; or

Julie Maybee, Executive Director, at the following address: Director@itsbetterinperson.com or call 336-597-2689

WEBSITE

www.itsbetterinperson.com

FACEBOOK/INSTAGRAM

@visitipersoncounty