Manatee County accepting applicants for Tourist Development Council seat

  • Sep 15, 2016

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Sept. 15, 2016) – Manatee County is accepting applications for one opening on the Tourist Development Council which makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on the expenditures of Tourist Tax Revenues.

 The Tourist Development Council is comprised of nine volunteer members who make recommendations to the Board on the effective operation of the projects set forth in the Tourist Development Plan and the uses for which Tourist Development Tax revenues may be expended.


Eligible applicants include registered Manatee County voters who own or operate (General Managers) motels, hotels, RV parks or other tourist accommodations in Manatee County that are subject to the 5 percent resort tax in Manatee County.  


Applications are due Oct. 10 and may be found online at


The Tourist Development Council typically meets on the third Monday of every other month at 9 a.m. at various locations throughout Manatee County.  The abbreviated term for this seat expires June 30, 2017 at which time the TDC member must re-apply to retain the seat.


For more information, call Monica Luff at the Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at (941) 729.9177, ext. 231 or e-mail her at


For more information on Manatee County Government, visit online at or call (941) 748-4501. You can also follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter, @ManateeGov