Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 25, 2016
REVISED October 25, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #42

Tourist Development Council


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Presenter:  Elliott Falcione, Executive Director, CVB

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

Action Requested
Appointment of one (1) person to the Tourist Development Council for the "Hotelier" position.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
F.S.S. 125.0104(4)(e) Tourist Development Council

Background Discussion
  • Per F.S. 125.0104(4)(e), of the nine positions on the TDC, at least three, but no more than four members must be owners/operators of hotels, motels, recreational vehicle parks or other tourist accommodations ("Hotelier") in the county and subject to the 5% resort tax in manatee County.
  • Recently, Trevor Gooby, GM of Pirate City accommodations, vacated his seat on the TDC.  The remaining 3 "Hotelier" seats are held by Ed Chiles, owner/operator of Mainsail; David Teitelbaum, owner/operator of Tortuga Inn, Tradewinds, Tropic Isle, and Seaside; and Dale Sconyers, GM of Holiday Inn Lakewood Ranch.
  • The qualified applicants for the vacated "Hotelier" position are:
    • Eric Cairns, owner/operator of Cedar Cove Resort and Cottages
    • Jiten "Jay" Patel, owner/operator of Holiday Inn Sarasota Bradenton Airport
  • The remainder of this term expires June 30, 2017.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records


Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Cairns - TDC App.pdf
Attachment:  Patel - TDC App.pdf
Attachment:  TDC MEMBERS 2016.pdf