Tourist Development Council Advisory Board

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  • Monica Luff, Sr. Admin. Specialist, Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • (941) 729-9177 ext 231
  • 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

The third Monday of every other month at 9 a.m. in various locations throughout Manatee County.

Click here for the 2018 Meeting Schedule: TDC Meeting Schedule 2018

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, 2018 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
Dale Sconyers 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.

2018 Agendas, Minutes, Agenda Packets

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


2017 Agendas, Minutes, Agenda Packets

Agenda Minutes Agenda Packet
December 4, 2017 December 4, 2017 December 4, 2017
October 16, 2017 October 16, 2017 October 16, 2017
August 21, 2017 August 21, 2017 August 21, 2017
June 19, 2017 June 19, 2017 June 19, 2017
April 17, 2017 April 17, 2017
February 13, 2017 February 13, 2017

2016 Agendas, Minutes, Agenda Packets

Agenda Minutes Agenda Packet
December 12, 2016 December 12, 2016
October 17, 2016 October 17, 2016
August 15, 2016 August 15, 2016
June 20, 2016 June 20, 2016
April 25, 2016 April 25, 2016
February 22, 2016 February 22, 2016

2015 Agendas, Minutes, Agenda Packets

Agenda Minutes Agenda Packet
December 7, 2015 December 7, 2015
October 19, 2015 October 19, 2015
August 17, 2015 August 17, 2015
June 8, 2015 June 8, 2015
April 20, 2015 April 20, 2015
February 23, 2015 February 23, 2015

2014 Agendas, Minutes, Agenda Packets

Agenda Minutes Agenda Packet
December 8, 2014 December 8, 2014
October 20, 2014 October 20, 2014
August 18, 2014 August 18, 2014
June 6, 2014 June 6, 2014
April 21, 2014 April 21, 2014
February 10, 2014 February 10, 2014