Montgomery County Tourism Development Council

The Montgomery County Tourism Development Council (MTDC) was founded in 2011 and is a joint cooperative between the towns of Christiansburg and Blacksburg and Montgomery County. The council oversees staffing, budgeting and general operations decisions of the Montgomery County VA Regional Tourism office, which promotes and develops the local tourism industry to increase visitor spending, tourism tax revenue and local hospitality and tourism related employment throughout the county. The tourism program’s vision statement is to be the premier mountain destination for travelers seeking unique recreational experiences in an area rich with natural resources, history, culture and vibrant communities.

The development council is comprised of nine members, including one representative from the Board of Supervisors, each town council and the Chamber of Commerce. The remaining five members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors and both town councils. Development Council members are appointed to two-year terms.

The Operating Board of Directors have no service terms and is comprised of the Montgomery County Administrator, the Blacksburg Town Manager and the Christiansburg Town Manager. 

Development Council Members


Term Ends

Sam Bishop, Council Representativesbishop@christiansburg.orgFeb. 21, 2022
Logan Kessinger, Hotel RepresentativeApril 12, 2023
Luke Brugh, Restaurant Representative
Sept. 21, 2022

Operating Board of Directors Member


Randy Wingfield, Town Manager


Tourism Director David Rotenizer may be contacted for current appointees and more information or questions about the Tourism Council.

  • Mr. David E. Rotenizer
    Tourism Director
    755 Roanoke Street, Suite 2E
    Christiansburg, VA 24073
  • (540) 394-4470

More Info


Montgomery County Regional Tourism Financial Report (June 30, 2019)

Audit Letter