Office of Economic Development and Tourism

The Office of Economic Development and Tourism is the City of Lynchburg’s economic development and tourism agency. With a focus on developing people and place, staff leads business retention, expansion and attraction efforts, entrepreneurship and tourism initiatives, and business marketing and promotion for the City.

Anna M. Bentson

Assistant Director

Alisha Meador

Economic Development Manager

Emelyn Gwynn Light

Communications Manager

Andrew Marks

Tourism Sales Coordinator

Clayton Copper

Event Operations Coordinator

Melissa L. Dismond

Administrative Associate IV