Governing Legislation: Section 125.0104(4)(e), Florida Statutes; Section 2010-267, Laws of Florida; and Article III, Sarasota County Code of Ordinances
 
Purpose: The Sarasota County Tourist Development Council (TDC), appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, is a countywide advisory council that recommends tourism policy to the Board and oversees the use of all tourist development tax revenues collected in Sarasota County pursuant to Florida law.
 
The Board recognizes the value of establishing a group of individuals interested in tourism to examine the changing dynamics affecting Sarasota County’s tourist development, cultural environment, and beach maintenance and restoration, as well as to respond to the needs of the tourist industry.
 
Requirements: 13 members.
  • Should be collectors of Tourist Development Tax or involved with/interested in Tourist Development.
  • Must be a Sarasota County resident.
Term: Four years.
 
Meetings: Monthly - third Thursday; additionally, shall meet at such times and places as the chair, or designee, deems appropriate in order to fulfill the mission and duties of the TDC.

 

County Staff Contact: Anna Madden - amadden@scgov.net


Current Members

Daniel Bebak

Category: Involved & Interested in Tourism Development 

Term Expires: 12/31/2018

Email: Daniel.Bebak@sarasotaadvisory.net

 

Bob Daniels

Category: City of Venice Councilman 

Term Expires: 03/31/2019

Email: Bob.Daniels@sarasotaadvisory.net

 

Shellie Freeland Eddie

Category: City of Sarasota Vice-Mayor 

Term Expires: 12/31/2018

Email: Shellie.Eddie@sarasotaadvisory.net

 

Terry Gans

Category: Town of Longboat Key Mayor 

Term Expires: 07/31/2018

Email: Terry.Gans@sarasotaadvisory.net

 

Charles Hines, Chair

Category: Sarasota County Commissioner

Term Expires: 12/31/2017

Email: CHines@scgov.net

 

Vern Johnson

Category: Involved & Interested in Tourism Development 

Term Expires: 10/31/2019

Email: Vern.Johnson@sarasotaadvisory.net

 

Jill  Luke

Category: City of North Port Commissioner 

Term Expires: 07/31/2018

Email: Jill.Luke@sarasotaadvisory.net

 

Bharat Patel

Category: Collector of Tax 

Term Expires: 10/31/2021

Email: Bharat.Patel@sarasotaadvisory.net

 

Angus Rogers

Category: Collector of Tax 

Term Expires: 10/31/2019

Email: Angus.Rogers@sarasotaadvisory.net

 

Norman Schimmel

Category: Involved & Interested in Tourism Development 

Term Expires: 07/31/2020

Email: Norman.Schimmel@sarasotaadvisory.net

 

Erin Silk

Category: Collector of Tax

Term Expires: 09/30/2020

Email: Erin.Silk@sarasotaadvisory.net

 

Leon Thibeaut

Category: Involved & Interested in Tourism Development 

Term Expires: 10/31/2021

Email: Leon.Thibeaut@sarasotaadvisory.net

 

John Zaccari

Category: Collector of Tax 

Term Expires: 08/31/2018

Email: John.Zaccari@sarasotaadvisory.net