Tourist Development Council Advisory Board

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  • 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.

2021 Meeting Schedule

  • February 1 - Bradenton Area Convention Center
  • April 19 - Manatee County Admin Bldg
  • June 21 - Manatee County Admin Bldg
  • September 13 - Manatee County Admin Bldg
  • October 18 - Manatee County Admin Bldg
  • December 13 - The Center of AMI

For more information contact Monica Luff, Sr. Admin. Specialist, Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, at (941) 729-9177 ext 3944 or via email: Monica.Luff@mymanatee.org

Members

Name Term Seat
Misty Servia, Manatee County Commissioner December 31, 2021 Elected Official
Gene Brown, Mayor, City of Bradenton June 30, 2024 Elected Official
Shirley Bryant, Mayor, City of Palmetto
June 30, 2024
Elected Official
Jiten Patel June 30, 2025 Hotelier
Ed Chiles June 30, 2025 Hotelier
Eric Cairns June 30, 2025 Hotelier
Rahul Patel
June 30, 2025 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.

2021 Agendas

Date Minutes Agenda
December 13, 2021
 
October 18, 2021     
August 16, 2021    
June 21, 2021
   
April 19, 2021  Send minutes request to Monica.Luff@BACVB.com  April 19, 2021 Agenda 
February 1, 2021 Send minutes request to Monica.Luff@BACVB.com February 10, 2021 Agenda


2020 Agendas, Minutes, Agenda Packets

Date Minutes Agenda
December 14, 2020  Send minutes request to Monica.Luff@BACVB.com December 14, 2020 Agenda
August 17, 2020 Send minutes request to Monica.Luff@BACVB.com August 17, 2020 Agenda
June 15, 2020
Send minutes request to Monica.Luff@BACVB.com June 15, 2020 Agenda
May 18, 2020 Send minutes request to Monica.Luff@BACVB.com May 18, 2020 Agenda
February 10, 2020 Send minutes request to Monica.Luff@BACVB.com February 10, 2020 Agenda

2019 Agendas, Minutes, Agenda Packets

Date Minutes Agenda
 December 9, 2019  December 9, 2019 Minutes  December 9, 2019 Agenda
 September 16, 2019  September 16, 2019 Minutes  
February 11, 2019
February 11, 2019 Revised Agenda