Tourism Authority

The VLCCCTA was created in 1999 under the provisions of the State of Georgia for the purpose of establishing, maintaining and operating the conference center and providing for tourism services. The entity is a jointly governed organization between the City of Valdosta and Lowndes County. The board of directors is composed of ten members. The City appoints four members and the County appoints four members. The City Manager and County Manager sit as Ex-Officio members on the board.

The Authority is funded through lodging taxes assessed by the City of Valdosta and Lowndes County. While the City and County fund the Authority via lodging taxes, they do not retain an ongoing financial interest or responsibility in the organization.

The Board meets in open session on the 4th Tuesday of every month. Meetings are generally at 8 AM but can be verified by calling the Authority at 229-245-0513.


name appointed by
Molly Deese, Chairman County
Emily Browning, CPA, Vice-Chair City
Rick Williams, Secretary/Treasurer City
David Motley County
Andy Anderson County
Rob Evans City
Tim Carroll City
Joyce Evans County
Larry Hanson Ex-Officio
Joe Pritchard Ex-Officio