Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - January 26, 2016
January 26, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #24

2015 FISA World Rowing Coaches Conference Sponsorship


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Presenter:  Elliott Falcione, Executive Director, CVB

Contact:  Monica Luff, Sr. Admin. Specialist, CVB

Action Requested
Approval of expenditures up to $20,000 (already budgeted for World Rowing under the Travel Budget category) to sponsor the 2015 FISA World Rowing Coaches Conference.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Code of Laws Sec. 2-29-21  Tourist Development Taxes
F.S.S. 125.0104  Authorized uses of Resort Tax Funds

Background Discussion
  • We finished the last two fiscal years under budget on our World Rowing travel budget, and have rolled the unused monies into this current fiscal year.  We recommend re-allocating $20,000, which was originally earmarked for World Rowing Championship Travel, to instead host the 2015 FISA World Rowing Coaches Conference (along with Visit Sarasota) which was held November 19 - 22, 2015.
  • The World Rowing Coaches Conference was held to familiarize the coaches with the assets we have to offer in the Sarasota Bradenton area that will prepare them for the 2017 World Rowing Championships.
  • All funds involved are tourism taxes, NOT ad valorem taxes.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Copy of approved agenda memo to Monica Luff, CVB   monica.luff@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
1030002202 CVB Promotions

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
up to $20,000 (one time sponsorship)

Attachment:  2015 World Rowing Coaches Conference.pdf