Tourist Development Council Advisory Board

CONTACT US +

  • Monica Luff, Sr. Admin. Specialist, Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • (941) 729-9177 ext 3944
  • Email Us

Purpose

It is the duty of the Tourist Development Council to make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners concerning the effective operation of the projects set forth in the Tourist Development Plan and the uses for which Tourist Development Tax Revenue may be expended.

Membership Requirements

The Tourist Development Council consists of nine volunteer members who are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for 4 year terms (with the exception of the Chairman, who is appointed yearly) representing the following categories:

  • Three Elected Officials
    • One Manatee County Commissioner, who shall serve as Chairman
    • One elected official from the largest municipality (Bradenton)
    • One elected official from any other municipality in Manatee County
  • Four owners/operators of hotels, motels or other short term rental accommodations in Manatee County that ARE subject to the 5% resort tax in Manatee County.
  • Two interested citizens who are involved in the tourist industry and have demonstrated an interest in tourism but who are NOT subject to the 5% resort tax in Manatee County.
  • All must be electors of Manatee County.

Application

The Advisory Board application must be submitted for the applicant to be considered for appointment. The application is available for downloading on the Apply for an Advisory Board page.

Meetings

Meetings are held the third Monday of every other month at 9 a.m. in various locations throughout Manatee County.

2019 Meeting Schedule

  • February 11 - BCC Chambers, 1112 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton
  • April 15 - The Center of Anna Maria, 407 Magnolia Ave, Anna Maria
  • June 17 - BCC Chambers, 1112 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton
  • September 16 - SRQ Airport (Dan McClure Auditorium), 5900 Airport Auditorium Lane, Sarasota
  • October 21 - BCC Chambers, 1112 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton
  • December 16 - The Center of Anna Maria, 407 Magnolia Ave, Anna Maria

For more information contact Monica Luff, Sr. Admin. Specialist, Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, at (941) 729-9177 ext 231 or via email: Monica.Luff@mymanatee.org

Members

Name Term Seat
Carol Whitmore, Manatee County Commissioner December 31, 2019 Elected Official
Wayne Poston, Mayor, City of Bradenton June 30, 2020 Elected Official
Doug Copeland, Commissioner, City of Anna Maria June 30, 2020 Elected Official
Jiten Patel June 30, 2021 Hotelier
Ed Chiles June 30, 2021 Hotelier
Eric Cairns June 30, 2021 Hotelier
Barbara Baker
June 30, 2021 Hotelier
Jack Rynerson June 30, 2022 Interested Citizen
Vernon DeSear June 30, 2022 Interested Citizen

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

To view the agenda or minutes, click on the year and meeting date below.

2019 Agendas, Minutes, Agenda Packets

Date Minutes Agenda
February 11, 2019
Revised Agenda

2018 Agendas, Minutes, Agenda Packets

Agenda Minutes
February 12, 2018 February 12, 2018
 April 16, 2018 April 16, 2018
June 18, 2018 June 18, 2018
August 20, 2018 August 20, 2018
December 10, 2018
December 10, 2018