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Tourist Development Council

 
◊  Bylaws (January 27, 2010)
 
◊  TDC Meeting materials page
 

Responsibility:
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 as set forth in Ordinance No. 15-01.  

Created By:
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
TYPE: Decision-making Committee
 

Appointments:
9 total voting members:
1 - Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners (or designee) to serve as Vice-Chair of TDC
2 - Elected Municipal Officials (City Commissioners)
3 - Owners or operators of hotels, motels, recreational vehicle parks, or other tourist accommodations in the County and subject to the tax; appointed by the full Board of County Commissioners.
3 - Persons involved in the tourist industry and who have demonstrated an interest in tourist development, but who are not owners or operators of hotels, motels, recreational vehicle parks, or other tourist accommodations in the County and subject to the tax; appointed by the full Board of County Commissioners.

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

Terms:
4-year terms for the 6 citizen members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and the 2 City Commissioners. Two-year term for the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners or designee per Policy No. 11-2. Terms expire October 31. Number of terms allowed not specified in statute or ordinance. Vacancies are filled for remainder of unexpired term.  

Eligibility Criteria:
Members must be electors of the County.

The 6 citizen appointees must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Owner or operator of hotels, motels, recreational vehicle parks, or other tourist accommodations in the County and subject to the Tourist Development tax.
or
- Person involved in the tourist industry and who has demonstrated an interest in tourist development, but who is not an owner or operator of hotels, motels, recreational vehicle parks, or other tourist accommodations in the County and subject to the Tourist Development tax. 

Schedule:
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.
 

Type of Report:
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. 

Contact Person/Staff:
Kerri Post, Director
Dept. of Tourism Development
106 E. Jefferson St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
850-606-2310
Email: postk@leoncountyfl.gov

 

Members:

Daws, Russell
Tallahassee Museum of History & Natural Science

 

Begin Term: 9/23/2014
End Term: 10/31/2018
Type: four years

 

Original Date: 3/27/2004


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: Person involved in tourist industry

 

Desloge, Bryan
Leon County Board of County Commissioners

 

Begin Term: 1/1/2018
End Term: 12/31/2019
Type: two years

 

Original Date: 1/1/2011


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: County Commissioner

 

Patel, Satish
Sleep Inn

 

Begin Term: 11/22/2016
End Term: 10/31/2019
Type: unexpired term

 

Original Date: 11/22/2016


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: Hotelier

 

Personette, Michelle
Challenger Learning Center

 

Begin Term: 11/1/2016
End Term: 10/31/2020
Type: four years

 

Original Date: 5/10/2016


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: Person involved in tourist industry

 

Priester, Sharon

 

Begin Term: 1/23/2018
End Term: 10/31/2021
Type: four years

 

Original Date: 1/23/2018


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: hotelier

 

Schmitz, T. Bo

 

Begin Term: 9/23/2014
End Term: 10/31/2018
Type: four years

 

Original Date: 12/10/2013


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: Hotelier

 

Thompson, Matt
Madison Social

 

Begin Term: 10/13/2015
End Term: 10/31/2019
Type: four years

 

Original Date: 10/13/2015


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: Person involved in tourist industry

 

Maddox, Scott
Tallahassee City Commission

 

Begin Term: 11/1/2016
End Term: 12/31/2020
Type: four years

 

Original Date: 9/2/2014


Appointed by:
Tallahassee City Commission

 

Notes: Category: City of Tallahassee Commissioner

 

Miller, Nancy
Tallahassee City Commission

 

Begin Term: 11/1/2016
End Term: 12/31/2020
Type: four years

 

Original Date: 6/28/2011


Appointed by:
Tallahassee City Commission

 

Notes: Category: City of Tallahassee Commissioner

 

Davis, Leigh
Leon County Parks & Recreation

 

Begin Term: 5/27/2014
Type: unlimited

 

Original Date: 5/27/2014


Appointed by:
Tourist Development Council

 

Notes: Category: 6) Leon County Parks & Recreation

 

Pittman, Audra
Council on Culture & Arts

 

Begin Term: 5/27/2014
Type: unlimited

 

Original Date: 5/27/2014


Appointed by:
Tourist Development Council

 

Notes: Category: Ad Hoc, Non-voting Member,
Director of the Council on Culture & Arts