The TDC is an advisory council, per Florida Statute 125.0104, that makes recommendations to the Board for the effective operation of any special projects or for uses of the tourist development tax revenue. In addition the TDC reviews expenditures of revenues from the tourist development trust fund to ensure they support the objectives of the Tourism Development Plan.
Chapter 125.0104(4)(e) Florida Statutes.
Leon County Code of Laws Chapter 11, Art. III, Sec. 11-48
County Ordinance No. 88-01, amended Ordinances Nos. 02-01 and 11-10
County Resolution establishing the Council, No. 86-01 10/20/1986 and 86-42, & amended Resolution No. 02-02
Decision Making Committee
Members must be electors of the County. 

  • 3 - members shall be owners or operators of motels, hotels or other tourist accommodations in the County and subject to the Tourist Development Tax.
  • 3- members shall be persons who are involved in the tourist industry and who have demonstrated an interest in tourist development, but who are not owners or operatiors of motels, hotels or other tourist accommodations in the County and sbject to the tax.
  • 1 - member shall be the Chairman of the Board or any other member of the Board as designated by the Chairmand, and who shall serve as vice chairman of the Council.
  • 2 - members shall be elected municipal officials (City Commissioners)
The council shall report to the Board of County Gommissioners on a regular and periodic basis, but no less often than quarterly, describing all expenditures of revenues from the county tourist development trust fund and how such expenditures have supported the objectives of the plan.
9 total voting members appointed by the Board of County Commisioners:
  • 3 - members shall be owners or operators of motels, hotels or other tourist accommodations in the County and subject to the Tourist Development Tax.
  • 3- members shall be persons who are involved in the tourist industry and who have demonstrated an interest in tourist development, but who are not owners or operatiors of motels, hotels or other tourist accommodations in the County and subject to the tax.
  • 1 - Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners (or designee) to serve as vice-chair of TDC
  • 2 - Elected Municipal Officials (City Commissioners)

Two ad hoc, non-voting members were added to the TDC by the BOCC on May 27, 2014.  Additonal positions:
  • 1 - The Executive Director of the Council on Culture and Arts (non-voting)
  • 1 - A representative from the Tallahassee Sports Council (non-voting) 

Per Statute 125.0104:  The governing board of the county shall have the option of designating the chair of the council or allowing the council to elect a chair. The chair shall be appointed or elected annually and may be reelected or reappointed.
4-Years Expiring October 31
Maximum Number of Terms: 3
4-year terms for the 6 citizen members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and the 2 City Commissioners.
Term limit of three terms for the 6 Citizen Members, per Policy No. 03-15.
2-year term for the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners or designee per Policy No. 11-2.
Vacancies are filled for the remainder of the unexpired term.
The TDC usually meets at 9:00 a.m. on the first Thursday of every other month beginning in January at the Leon County Commission Chambers, 5th floor, 301 S. Monroe Street.
Kerri Post, Director
Division of Tourism
106 E. Jefferson St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 606-2310




1 Priester, Sharon 01/23/2018 1 01/23/2018 10/31/2021 4 Years Hotelier Board of County Commissioners
2 Schmitz, T. Bo 12/10/2013 2 11/01/2018 10/31/2022 4 Years Hotelier Board of County Commissioners
3 Patel, Satish 11/22/2016 1 11/22/2016 10/31/2019 Unexpired Term Hotelier Board of County Commissioners
4 Personette, Michelle 05/10/2016 1 11/01/2016 10/31/2020 4 Years Person involved in tourist industry Board of County Commissioners
5 Thompson, Matt 10/13/2015 1 10/13/2015 10/31/2019 4 Years Person involved in tourist industry Board of County Commissioners
6 Stringer, Amanda 10/23/2018 1 11/01/2018 10/31/2022 4 Years Person involved in tourist industry Board of County Commissioners
7 Desloge, Bryan 01/01/2011 4 01/01/2018 12/31/2019 2 Years County Commissioner BOCC Chairman
8 Williams-Cox, Dianne 01/22/2019 1 01/22/2019 12/31/2020 4 Years City of Tallahassee Commissioner Tallahassee City Commission
9 Bryant, Elaine 02/12/2019 1 02/12/2019 12/31/2020 Unexpired Term City of Tallahassee Commissioner Tallahassee City Commission
10 VACANT SEAT QUALIFIER: Must be the Director of COCA ExOfficio
11 Collins, Michael 11/01/2018 1 11/01/2018 Unlimited Tallahassee Sports Council Rep (Ad Hoc, Non-voting Member) Tallahassee Sports Council