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Vision Statement
Become a nationally-recognized, model historic riverfront destination that drives significant economic impact for Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County and welcomes visitors with world class hospitality and experiences.

Mission Statement
Promote overnight visitation that drives economic impact through destination marketing and enhancement of the visitor experience in Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County.

Brand Promise
Elizabeth City is small town offering big experiences and even bigger memories. We encourage visitors to immerse themselves in the peace and southern charm our Harbor of Hospitality has to offer. From passionate, friendly locals to homegrown experiences in art, dining, music and more, our waterfront community offers a unique, refreshing and reinvigorating experience for all kinds of visitors. Our town has been a vital part of northeastern North Carolina since our founding in 1793 and continues to be an economic, educational, health care and cultural hub for the region with a rich history and exciting future to match. We promise to welcome visitors from all walks of life to come and enjoy a respite from the chaos of the day-to-day.

 Visit Elizabeth City is accredited by the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) of Destinations International as of May 25, 2021. The accreditation program requires a destination organization to successfully comply with a multitude of standards that span a variety of performance areas to gain this momentous achievement. 

Strategic Plan
To view the Strategic Plan click here.

FY2020-2021 Marketing Plan
To view our 2020-2021 Marketing Plan click here.

2020 Annual Report
To view our 2020 Annual Report click here.

Visitor Research
To view the 2019-2020 Visitor Research click here.

TDA Board Composition
The TDA is made up of nine board members:

The TDA is funded by a six percent occupancy tax collected monthly.

The first three percent is broken down into three parts to be used to support the mission:

Elizabeth City-Pasquotank County Tourism Development Authority | 2021-2022 Board of Directors

Gwen Sanders – Appointed by Elizabeth City

Linea Johnson – Representative from the lodging industry, appointed by Pasquotank County.

Abel Sutton – Chair - Pasquotank County At-Large

Andy Montero – Vice Chair - Pasquotank County At-Large

*Vacant* – Representative from the lodging industry, appointed by Pasquotank County.


Effective September 28, 2021- There is an immediate vacancy on the Visit Elizabeth City, NC - Elizabeth City – Pasquotank County Tourism Development Authority’s Board of Directors. Pursuant to State law, interested parties for this current vacancy must live OR work in Pasquotank County AND must be affiliated with a business that is collecting occupancy tax in Pasquotank County.


If you fit the above criteria and would like to be part of a team dedicated to enhancing and driving tourism to the Elizabeth City area, we invite you to submit a Statement of Interest. For more information about the position, responsibilities entailed and how to apply please contact Susan Hartley.


Johnnie Walton – Elizabeth City, City Councilor

Barry Overman – Pasquotank County, County Commissioner

Dean Schaan – Treasurer - Representative from the lodging industry, jointly appointed by Pasquotank County and Elizabeth City.

Rhonda Twiddy – Pasquotank County

Sheri Small – Ex-Officio Pasquotank County

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