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Tourist Development Council

 
◊  Bylaws (January 27, 2010)
◊  Bylaws (June 10, 2003) 
 

Responsibility:
The Council provides recommendations to the Board for the effective operation of special projects or for uses of the tourist develop tax revenue and reviews expenditures of revenues from the tourist 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:
Eleven members -
1 - Chairman of the BOCC (or designee) to serve as Vice-Chair of TDC
2 - City Commissioners (Elected Municipal Officials)
6 - members - appointed by full Board of County Commissioners:

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.

2- In addition, two ad hoc, non-voting members were added to the TDC by the BOCC on May 27, 2014:
- Executive Director of the Council on Culture and Arts
- A representative from the Tallahassee Sports Council

All must be electors of the County. 

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.

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

Contact Person/Staff:
Kerri Post, Tourism Development Director
850-606-2300
Email: postk@leoncountyfl.gov


Chris Holley, Assistant to the Director
850-606-2312
Email: holleyc@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: Interested Person

 

Desloge, Bryan
Leon County Board of County Commissioners

 

Begin Term: 1/1/2016
End Term: 12/31/2017
Type: two years

 

Original Date: 1/1/2011


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: County Commission Representative

 

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

 

Patel, Satish
OHM Tallahassee LLC

 

Begin Term: 11/22/2016
End Term: 10/31/2018
Type: unexpired term

 

Original Date: 11/22/2016


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Maddox, Scott
Tallahassee City Commission

 

Begin Term: 9/2/2014
End Term: 10/31/2016
Type: unexpired term

 

Original Date: 9/2/2014


Appointed by:
Tallahassee City Commission

 

Notes: Category: City of Tallahassee Representative

 

Miller, Nancy

 

Begin Term: 10/25/2011
End Term: 10/31/2016
Type: four years

 

Original Date: 6/28/2011


Appointed by:
Tallahassee City Commission

 

Notes: Category: City of Tallahassee Representative

 

Davis, Leigh

 

Begin Term: 5/27/2014
Type: unlimited

 

Original Date: 5/27/2014


Appointed by:
Tourist Development Council

 

Notes: Category: Ad Hoc 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 Member
Director, Council on Culture & Arts