The St. Tammany Parish Tourist and Convention Commission is a public, quasi-governmental agency. Created on Nov. 18, 1976, by an act of the Louisiana Legislature, the commission is governed by a seven-member board of directors appointed by the St. Tammany Parish Council. In other destinations, our organization may be called a Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) or Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).
To market and promote St. Tammany Parish as a highly desirable destination for visitors and thereby increase the economic impact of tourism on the area.
The STPTCC has been recognized with top awards from the Louisiana Travel Association, City-County Communications & Marketing Association, and the Southeast Tourism Society, which covers a 12-state region and represents hundreds of destination marketing organizations. We are fully accredited by the globally recognized Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP).
The office is located in Mandeville on Highway 59 just north of Interstate 12 (Exit 65). Stop by to pick up a visitor guide, brochures, and information about attractions across Louisiana. Be sure to stretch your legs on the surrounding boardwalk; the center was erected over a native swamp filled with trees, bushes, and plants native to Southeast Louisiana.
In support of social distancing measures, the Visitor Center is open with masks and social distancing required while Louisiana is in Phase III of the state's reopening plan.
St. Tammany Parish Tourist & Convention Commission
68099 Highway 59
Mandeville, LA 70471
The administration handles the day-to-day operations of the TCC.
The TCC staff operates the official parish visitor center in Mandeville on Highway 59 just north of Interstate 12 (Exit 65). Hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Closed Sundays and major holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day, and Easter Sunday).
This department works to procure media coverage for St. Tammany Parish, as well as handling the TCC's advertising and promotion, TCC website and social media, collateral materials (visitor guide, brochures, etc.), and general media and public relations. The St. Tammany Film Office also resides in this department.
The TCC sales department promotes St. Tammany Parish as a highly desirable destination to travel agents, tour operators, sporting event organizers, and meeting planners.
A three percent hotel occupancy tax funds the St. Tammany Parish Tourist Commission. We also receive 25% of the four percent state sales tax levied on lodging. Our organization does not receive any funding from St. Tammany Parish resident taxes.
Donna O'Daniels - President and CEO - Donna@LouisianaNorthshore.com
Rae Shipley - Assistant to CEO- Rae@LouisianaNorthshore.com
Devan Richoux, CPA - Vice President, Finance and Administration - Devan@LouisianaNorthshore.com
Christina Cooper - Vice President, Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations - Christina@LouisianaNorthshore.com
Tanya Leader - Vice President, Sales - Tanya@LouisianaNorthshore.com
Zondra White Jones - Senior Sales Manager - Zondra@LouisianaNorthshore.com
Anna Strider, MBA - Manager of Marketing and Public Relations, Film Specialist - Anna@LouisianaNorthshore.com
Roberta Carrow Jackson - Digital Media Specialist - Roberta@LouisianaNorthshore.com
Sarah Hill - Communications Assistant - Sarah@LouisianaNorthshore.com
Louise Lovich - Visitor Services Specialist - Louise@LouisianaNorthshore.com
Visitor Services Representatives:
Christy Paulsell, Annette Shurtz