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Tallahassee Sports Council

 

Responsibility:
The 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 Coucil 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. 

Created By:
Originally created in 1989 by hospitality industry and business community.
Enabling Resolution No. 12-05, adopted by the Board on February 28, 2012.
TYPE: Focus Group in accordance with Board Policy No. 03-15 

Appointments:
Eighteen (18) total members consisting of:
- 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.

And 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

Additionally, the Tallahassee Sports Council shall grant emeritus status to volunteer citizens who have completed fifteen (15) years of service to the County's sports tourism programs. Emeritus status recognized volunteer citizens as active members who may participate in events, activities and meetings. 

Terms:
At-large committee appointments are for three-year terms, and at-large members may not serve more than three consecutive terms per Policy No. 03-15. 

Eligibility Criteria:
See member titles/categories in Appointments. At-Large Members must be Leon County resident.  

Schedule:
Every other month on the Tuesday before the Tourist Development Council meeting. Meeting time 11am-1pm, at rotating locations. 

Contact Person/Staff:
Brian Hickey
Tourism Development
106 E. Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
850-606-2313
Email: HickeyB@leoncountyfl.gov 

Members:

Blackburn, Jeb

 

Begin Term: 4/10/2012
Type: unlimited

 

Original Date: 4/10/2012


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: Emeritus

 

Brafford, Ron

 

Begin Term: 4/10/2012
Type: unlimited

 

Original Date: 4/10/2012


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: Emeritus

 

Davis, Chuck

 

Begin Term: 5/1/2017
End Term: 4/30/2020
Type: three years

 

Original Date: 9/18/2012


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: At-Large Member

 

Davis, Leigh

 

Begin Term: 4/10/2012
Type: unlimited

 

Original Date: 4/10/2012


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: Ad Hoc, Non-voting Member,
Tallahassee Sports Council Rep

 

Englert, Roger
Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center

 

Begin Term: 4/10/2012
Type: unlimited

 

Original Date: 4/10/2012


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: Donald L. Tucker Center

 

Gladden, John

 

Begin Term: 5/1/2017
End Term: 4/30/2020
Type: three years

 

Original Date: 4/4/2017


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: At-large member
(REDACTED)

 

Hagen, Bill

 

Begin Term: 4/10/2012
Type: unlimited

 

Original Date: 4/10/2012


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: Emeritus

 

Maddox, Nicholas
Board of County Commissioners

 

Begin Term: 4/10/2012
Type: unlimited

 

Original Date: 4/10/2012


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: Board of County Commissioners

 

Montford, Bill

 

Begin Term: 4/10/2012
Type: unlimited

 

Original Date: 4/10/2012


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: Emeritus

 

Randolph, Tim

 

Begin Term: 4/12/2016
End Term: 4/30/2019
Type: three years

 

Original Date: 9/18/2012


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: At-Large Member

 

Smith, Leslie

 

Begin Term: 4/14/2015
End Term: 4/30/2018
Type: three years

 

Original Date: 5/14/2013


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: At-Large Member

 

Trousdell, Randy

 

Begin Term: 4/10/2012
Type: unlimited

 

Original Date: 4/10/2012


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category:

 

Watson, James
Tallahassee Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy

 

Begin Term: 4/10/2012
Type: unlimited

 

Original Date: 4/10/2012


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: Tallahassee Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy

 

West, Kip

 

Begin Term: 4/12/2016
End Term: 4/30/2019
Type: three years

 

Original Date: 9/18/2012


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: At-Large Member

 

Wilcox, Andrew

 

Begin Term: 4/14/2015
End Term: 4/30/2018
Type: three years

 

Original Date: 4/10/2012


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: At-Large Member

 

Carroll, Robert
Florida A & M University

 

Begin Term: 4/10/2012
Type: unlimited

 

Original Date: 4/10/2012


Appointed by:
Florida A & M

 

Notes: Category: FAMU Campus Recreation

 

Overton, Milton
FAMU Athletics

 

Begin Term: 7/1/2015
Type: unlimited

 

Original Date: 7/1/2015


Appointed by:
Florida A & M

 

Notes: Category: FAMU Athletics

 

Collins, Michael
FSU - Campus Recreation

 

Begin Term: 4/10/2012
Type: unlimited

 

Original Date: 4/10/2012


Appointed by:
Florida State University

 

Notes: Category: FSU Campus Recreation

 

Waxman, Bernard
Florida State University Athletics

 

Begin Term: 4/10/2012
Type: unlimited

 

Original Date: 4/10/2012


Appointed by:
Florida State University

 

Notes: Category: FSU Athletics

 

Bell, Richard
Leon County Schools

 

Begin Term: 4/10/2012
Type: unlimited

 

Original Date: 4/10/2012


Appointed by:
Leon County School Board

 

Notes: Category: Leon County Schools Activities & Athletics

 

Hanna, Rocky
Leon County Schools

 

Begin Term: 3/15/2017
Type: unlimited

 

Original Date: 3/15/2017


Appointed by:
Leon County School Board

 

Notes: Category: Leon County School Board

 

Edwards, Ashley
City of Tallahassee Parks & Recreation

 

Begin Term: 9/1/2014
Type: unlimited

 

Original Date: 9/1/2014


Appointed by:
Tallahassee City Commission

 

Notes: Category: City of Tallahassee Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Affairs

 

Chaney, Rob
Tallahassee Community College

 

Begin Term: 4/10/2012
Type: unlimited

 

Original Date: 4/10/2012


Appointed by:
Tallahassee Community College

 

Notes: Category: TCC Athletics