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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:

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 operators 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)

Additonal positions (Two ad hoc, non-voting members were added to the TDC by the BOCC on May 27, 2014.):
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)

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.
 

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. Term limit of three consecutive full terms per Policy No. 03-15. 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
Division of Tourism
106 E. Jefferson St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
850-606-2310
Email: postk@leoncountyfl.gov

 

Members:

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

 

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: 11/1/2018
End Term: 10/31/2022
Type: four years

 

Original Date: 12/10/2013


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: Hotelier

 

Stringer, Amanda

 

Begin Term: 10/1/2018
End Term: 10/31/2022
Type: four years

 

Original Date: 10/23/2018


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: Person involved in tourist industry

 

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

 

Collins , Michael
FSU-Campus Recreation

 

Begin Term: 10/1/2018
Type: unlimited

 

Original Date: 10/1/2018


Appointed by:
Tourist Development Council

 

Notes: Category: ad hoc, nonvoting member, Tallahassee Sports Council Rep.

 

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