Tourism Advisory Board

The purpose of the City of Balch Springs Tourism Advisory Board and Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Program is to directly enhance and promote tourism and the convention and hotel industry in Balch Springs.

By Council Resolution, the funds shall be divided for the following purpose and in the following percentages:
​• Convention and Visitors Bureau purposes: 30%
​ • Promotion of the Arts: 30%
​• City-Sponsored Events: 30% •
​The remaining 10% shall be distributed among the above listed categories at the Committees discretion

​For more information concerning a HOT fund grants, please contact Effie Donaldson at 972-913-3004.  

Regular Meetings

  • Quarterly basis or as needed
  • Balch Springs City Hall
    13503 Alexander Road
    Balch Springs, Texas 75181

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Tourism Advisory Board Members

​Lauren Grady Johnson - President
​Opal Smith - Vice-President
​Felicia Rettig - Board Member
​Charlie Cazares - Board Member
​Cindy Claire - Board Member
​Chase Rettig - Board Member
Sandra Aguirre-Board Member