Tourist Development Council
Central Florida's Polk County Tourist Development Council primary objective is to increase overnight stays in Polk County accommodations and enhance the county’s economic climate.
Tourist Development Council (TDC) Board members must derive a portion of their income, or be employed in a business that deals directly with tourists, has an extensive knowledge of or background in the marketing and/or sales of tourism goods or services. Examples of such businesses would include attractions, restaurants, museums, hospitality education and other businesses, which cater to tourists.
TDC Nominating Committee
Tourist Development Council (TDC) Nominating Committee will meet anytime there is a vacancy or appointment to be made to the TDC board (normally once a year).
TDC Sports & Special Events Committee
Tourist Development Council (TDC) Sports & Special Events Committee meets six times per year, or as needed, to advise and assist staff with marketing, recruiting and hosting sports and special events. The committee will make recommendations as to the sponsorship of special events.
TDC Marketing Committee
Tourist Development Council (TDC) Marketing Committee meets six times per year, or as needed, to advise and assist staff in developing the marketing plan, identify and analyze potential target markets, marketing strategies and tactics.
TDC Arts & Culture Committee
Tourist Development Council (TDC) Arts and Culture Committee meets six times per year, or as needed, to advise and assist staff with arts and culture marketing strategies. This committee will also make recommendations as to the sponsorship of special events that are related to arts and culture.
TDC Arts and Culture Committee Sponsorship Application Workshop
2013-2014 Sponsorship Application
Tourist Development Council Members
|TDC Member||Category||Special Committees|
|Melony Bell, Chairman||County Commissioner|
|Edie Yates||Municipality||Sports & Special Events|
|Mike LaPan||Tourism Industry||Frank Johnson, Committee Chair|
|Jamie Beckett||Municipality||Marketing Committee|
|Frank Johnson||Accommodations||Jackie Johnson, Committee Chair|
|Jackie Johnson||Tourism Industry||Nominating Committee|
|Ron Myers||Tourism Industry||Melony Bell, Committee Chair|
Polk County Tourism & Sports Marketing Meeting Dates
Revised August 23, 2012
All meetings are held at Polk County Tourism & Sports Marketing Headquarters, 2701 Lake Myrtle Park Road, Auburndale, FL 33823.
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
TDC Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday at 9:00 a.m.
August 23, 2012
October 25, 2012
December 20, 2012
February 28, 2013
April 25, 2013
June 6, 2013 – Special Called Meeting
June 20, 2013
August 22, 2013
October 24, 2013
TDC SPORTS & SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE
All meetings begin at 9:00 a.m.
July 19, 2012
September 27, 2012
January 24, 2013
March 23, 2013
May 23, 2013 (changed from May 16)
July 18, 2013
September 26, 2013
November 21, 2013
TDC MARKETING COMMITTEE
TDC ARTS AND CULTURE COMMITTEE
All meetings begin at 11:30 a.m.
September 26, 2012 updated (11:30 a.m.)
October 11, 2012
December 13, 2012
January 17, 2013 (Workshop at 9:30 a.m.)
March 14, 2013
May 9, 2013 – Bill Charney Workshop
June 13, 2013 (NEW – Workshop 9:00 a.m.)
July 11, 2013
September 12, 2013
All meetings are open to the public.