Leon County Board of County Commissioners
Tallahassee Sports Council

The Sports Council is a focus group that concentrates on the economic benefits of visitor-generating events to support sports tourism for the betterment of the community. The Sports Council provides a fact-finding source of community input and technical resources for use by Staff in developing a Staff recommendation regarding a sports tourism-related matter to be considered by the Tourist Development Council.  Additionally, the Tallahassee Sports Council is charged with the responsibility of providing essential information to the Tourist Development Council regarding potential events, dates/date conflicts, and venue availability of proposed sporting events in Leon County.
Originally created in 1989 by hospitality industry and business community.
Enabling Resolution No. 12-05, adopted by the Board on February 28, 2012, established the TSC as a Focus Group in accordance with Policy No. 03-15.
Focus Group
The six At-Large Members must be Leon County residents.
See member eligibility categories listed in Membership below.
The Sports Council provides a fact-finding source of community input and technical resources for use by Staff in developing a Staff recommendation regarding a sports tourism-related matter to be considered by the Tourist Development Council.  The TSC is assisted by the staff of the Leon County Tourism Division.
Eighteen (18) total members consisting of with one (1) representative from each of the following:
  • 1) Florida A&M University, Athletics
  • 2) Florida A&M University, Campus Recreation
  • 3) Florida State University, Athletics
  • 4) Florida State University, Campus Recreation
  • 5) Board of County Commissioners (Chairman's appointment)
  • 6) Leon County Division of Parks & Recreation
  • 7) Leon County School Board
  • 8) Leon County Schools, Activities & Athletics
  • 9) Tallahassee Community College Athletics
  • 10) Tallahassee/Leon County Civic Center
  • 11) Tallahassee Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy
  • 12) Tallahassee Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Affairs
  • and
  • 13-18) - Six (6) at-large members who have demonstrated experience and interest in aspects of sports within Leon County to be appointed by the full Board of County Commissioners.
Additionally, the Tallahassee Sports Council may grant emeritus status to volunteer citizens who have completed fifteen (15) years of service to the County's sports tourism programs. Emeritus status recognizes volunteer citizens as active members of the TSC, who may participate in TSC events, activities and meetings.
3-Year(s) Expiring April 30
Maximum Number of Terms: 3
At-large members may not serve more than three consecutive full terms per Policy No. 03-15.
Vacancies are filled for the remainder of the unexpired term.
Every other month on the Tuesday before the Tourist Development Council meeting. Meeting time 11am-1pm, at rotating locations.
Joseph Piotrowski, Director of Sports
Division of Tourism
315 S. Calhoun Street Suite 540
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 606-2313




1 McCluney, Keith E. 05/06/2020 1 05/06/2020 Unlimited FAMU Athletics Rep Florida A & M
2 Carroll, Robert 04/10/2012 1 04/10/2012 Unlimited FAMU Campus Recreation Rep Florida A & M
3 Pearce, Stuart 09/02/2019 1 09/02/2019 Unlimited FSU Athletics Rep Florida State University
4 Collins, Michael 04/10/2012 1 04/10/2012 Unlimited FSU Campus Recreation Rep Florida State University
5 Maddox, Nick 04/10/2012 3 01/01/2019 12/31/2021 3 Year(s) Board of County Commissioners BOCC Chairman
6 Heidecker, Amanda 04/20/2021 1 04/20/2021 Unlimited Leon County Parks & Recreation Rep Board of County Commissioners
7 Hanna, Rocky 03/15/2017 1 03/15/2017 Unlimited Leon County School Board Rep Leon County School Board
8 Hansen, Scott 12/21/2020 1 12/21/2020 Unlimited Leon County Schools Activities & Athletics Rep Leon County School Board
9 Chaney, Rob 04/10/2012 1 04/10/2012 Unlimited TCC Athletics Rep Tallahassee Community College
10 Englert, Roger 04/10/2012 1 04/10/2012 Unlimited Civic Center Rep Board of County Commissioners
11 Watson, James 04/10/2012 1 04/10/2012 Unlimited Tallahassee Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy Board of County Commissioners
12 Edwards, Ashley 09/01/2014 1 09/01/2014 Unlimited City of Tallahassee Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Affairs Tallahassee City Commission
13 Alexander, Judy 04/11/2018 2 05/01/2021 04/30/2024 3 Year(s) At-large member Board of County Commissioners
14 Pappas, Jason C 04/10/2018 2 05/01/2021 04/30/2024 3 Year(s) At-large member Board of County Commissioners
15 Card, James 04/23/2019 1 05/01/2019 04/30/2022 3 Year(s) At-large member Board of County Commissioners
16 Gladden, John 04/04/2017 2 05/01/2020 04/30/2023 3 Year(s) At-large member Board of County Commissioners
17 Hendrix, Jason Matthew 04/28/2020 1 05/01/2020 04/30/2023 3 Year(s) At-large member Board of County Commissioners
18 Moser, Austin 04/23/2019 1 05/01/2019 04/30/2022 3 Year(s) At-large member Board of County Commissioners
19 Brafford, Ron 04/10/2012 1 04/10/2012 Unlimited Emeritus Member Tallahassee Sports Council
20 Blackburn, Jeb 04/10/2012 1 04/10/2012 Unlimited Emeritus Member Tallahassee Sports Council
21 Hagen, Bill 04/10/2012 1 04/10/2012 Unlimited Emeritus Member Tallahassee Sports Council
22 Bell, Ricky 12/21/2020 1 12/21/2020 Unlimited Emeritus Member Tallahassee Sports Council