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Hickory-Conover Tourism Development Authority

The Hickory-Conover Tourism Development Authority (HCTDA) is the overseeing board for the Hickory Metro Convention Center & Visitors Bureau.

Board Members: Chairman Bruce Eckard, Lindsay Keisler, Kimberly George, Treasurer Renee Keever, Mark Seaman, Warren Wood, Tom Hart, and Counsel Terry Taylor. 

The nine members of the HCTDA include the Hickory City Manager, Conover City Manager, Catawba County Chamber of Commerce President, three Hickory City Council appointees (two are with overnight accommodations), two Conover City Council appointees (one is with overnight accommodations), and one appointee from the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce who has an interest in tourism. In addition, the HCTDA has an appointed attorney and hires the CEO who oversees the Hickory Metro Convention Center and Visitors Bureau staff.  

The mission of the HCTDA is to market and enhance the economy of the Hickory Metro by promoting conventions, meetings, and travelers to the area. The HCTDA holds its regular meeting on the second Monday of the month at 8:30 a.m. (no meeting in July) in the Catawba River Board Room at the Hickory Metro Convention Center.  

HCTDA Board Meeting Minutes: 

The Hickory-Conover Tourism Development Authority board meetings are scheduled for the second Monday of each month at 8:30 am at the Hickory Metro Convention Center. 

Fiscal Year 2019-2020: July 2019 (No Mtg., August  2019September 2019October 2019November 2019December 2019January 2020February 2020March 2020, April 2020 (No Mtg.), May 2020June 2020

Fiscal Year 2020-2021: July 2020 (No Mtg.), September 2020October 2020November 2020, December 2020, January 2021, February 2021March 2021April 2021May 2021June 2021

Fiscal Year 2021-2022: July 2021 (No Mtg.), August  2021September 2021October 2021November 2021December 2021January 2022February 2022March 2022April 2022May 2022June 2022

Fiscal Year 2022-2023: July 2022 (No Mtg.), August 2022September 2022, Special Meeting in September 2022October 2022November 2022December 2022January 2023February 2023March 2023April 2023May 2023June 2023

Fiscal Year 2023-2024: July 2023, August 2023, September 2023, October 2023, November 2023, December 2023, January 2024