Convention Center Authority


  • 12:00 Noon
  • Bi-monthly on the 4th Thursday 
  • Durham Convention Center
    201 Foster Street
    Durham, NC 27701


  • Pashara Black
  • Ashley Ferrell
  • Lewis H. Myers

City Staff Person

About the Authority

The authority:
  • Administers, oversees and evaluates the performance of the management company and other contractors under the management agreement or any other contracts pertaining to operation, management or maintenance of the facility
  • Employs independent contractors
  • Helps determine rates for the use of the facility
  • Helps formulate policies and procedures for the operation and use of the facility
  • Reviews, evaluates and makes recommendations to the governing bodies regarding the annual operating budget and related reports, and authorizes expenditures of funds for operations, repairs, insurance and other costs.


In making appointments to the Convention Center Authority, priority will be given to having a balance of people who have at least 5 years of business management, legal, accounting or other pertinent experience. This may include experience with budgets, sales and marketing plans or business contracts.

The authority consists of 7 members. 3 of which are appointed by the City Council. Members serve without compensation and must live within the corporate city limits. City and County taxes must not reflect any delinquency at the time of submission of the application.

More Information

For County Commissioner appointments, contact the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners at 919-560-0025.