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Tourist Development Council

 

Responsibility:
Develops plans for tourist development; makes recommendations for operation of special projects or for uses of tax revenue. Reviews expenditures of revenue from the development trust fund. 

Created By:
Chapter 125.0104(4)(e) Florida Statutes.;
Resolution. Nos. R86-01, R02-02; Leon County Code of Laws Chapter 11, Art. III,
Sec. 11-48;
County Ordinance 88-01
County Resolution establishing the Council, 10/20/1986 

Appointments:
Nine members -
One member - Chairman of the BCC or designee to serve as Vice-Chair of TDC
Eight members - appointed by full Board of County Commissioners

Criteria
2 - City Commissioners (Elected Municipal Officials)
3 - Owners or operators of hotels, motels, recreational vehicle parks, or other tourist accommodations in the County and subject to the tax
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.

All must be electors of the County.- BCC 

Terms:
Eight members - 4 year terms. Terms expire October 31.

Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners or designee - Concurrent w/ term as Chair

Number of terms allowed not specified in statute or ordinance. Vacancies are filled for remainder of unexpired term.

 

Eligibility Criteria:
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: All must be electors of the County.

Chairman of the BCC or desginee
2 City Commissioners (Elected Municipal Officials)
3 Owners or operators of hotels, motels, recreational vehicle parks, or other tourist accommodations in the County and subject to the tax
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.

 

Schedule:
The TDC meets at 9:00 a.m. on the first Thursday of every other month beginning in January.

Leon County Commission Chambers, 5th floor
301 S. Monroe Street 

Contact Person/Staff:
Lee Daniel, Executive Director
Tourism Development
Office of Economic Vitality
606-2300
daniellee@leoncountyfl.gov

Chris Holley, Assistant to the DIrector
606-2312
Email: holleyc@leoncountyfl.gov



 

Members:

Smith, Leslie

 

Begin Term: 5/27/2014
Type: unlimited

 

Original Date: 5/27/2014


Appointed by:
Tourist Development Council

 

Notes: Category: At-Large
Tallahassee Sports Council
Email: lesliehsmith@gmail.com

 

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 Member
Director, Council on Culture & Arts
Email: audra@cocanet.org

 

Maddox, Scott
Tallahassee City Commission

 

Begin Term: 1/1/2015
End Term: 10/31/2016
Type: unexpired term

 

Original Date: 1/1/2015


Appointed by:
Tallahassee City Commission

 

Notes: Category: City of Tallahassee Representative
Email: Scott.Maddox@talgov.com

 

Personette, Michelle
Challenger Learning Center/FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

 

Begin Term: 5/10/2016
End Term: 10/31/2016
Type: unexpired term

 

Original Date: 5/10/2016


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: category: interested person
email: mpersonette@challengertlh.com

 

Desloge, Bryan
Leon County Board of County Commissioners

 

Begin Term: 1/1/2015
End Term: 12/31/2016
Type: two years

 

Original Date: 1/1/2015


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: County Commission Representative
Email: deslogeb@leoncountyfl.gov

 

Miller, Nancy

 

Begin Term: 9/23/2014
End Term: 10/31/2017
Type: two years

 

Original Date: 9/23/2014


Appointed by:
Tallahassee City Commission

 

Notes: Category: City of Tallahassee Representative
Email: Nancy.Miller@talgov.com

 

Kelly, John
Doubletree by Sheraton

 

Begin Term: 12/8/2015
End Term: 10/31/2017
Type: unexpired term

 

Original Date: 12/8/2015


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: Hotelier

 

Master, Paresh
Comfort Suites

 

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

 

Original Date: 10/19/2010


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: Hotelier
Email: paresh.master@gmail.com

 

Schmitz, T. Bo
Four Points by Sheraton Downtown

 

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
Email: bo.schmitz@
fourpointstallahasseedowntown.com

 

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: Interested Person
Email: rdaws@tallahasseemuseum.org

 

Thompson, Matt

 

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: Interested Person

Email: matt@madisonsocial.com