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Central Florida’s Polk County Tourist Development Council’s primary objective is to increase overnight stays in Polk County accommodations and enhance the county’s economic climate.

Tourist Development Council (TDC) Board members must derive a portion of their income, or be employed in a business that deals directly with tourists, has an extensive knowledge of or background in the marketing and/or sales of tourism goods or services. Examples of such businesses would include attractions, restaurants, museums, hospitality education and other businesses, which cater to tourists.

Tourist Development Council Members

  • Martha Santiago, Committee Chair and County Commissioner
  • Stephanie Madden, Municipality
  • Desiree Howell, Accommodations
  • Brad Dantzler, Municipality
  • John Loute, Accommodations
  • Ron Myers, Tourism Industry
  • Nick Miller, LEGOLAND Florida Resort
  • Randy Knapp, Camp Margaritaville RV Resort
  • Dan Talbot, Polk County School Board

TDC Meeting Dates

Meetings are generally held on the 4th Thursday, every other month at 9:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted in red, at 2701 Lake Myrtle Park Rd., Auburndale, FL

  • February 24, 2022
  • April 28, 2022
  • June 23, 2022
  • August 25, 2022
  • October 27, 2022
  • December 15, 2022

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Tourist Development Council (TDC) Board members must derive a portion of their income, or be employed in a business that deals directly with tourists, has an extensive knowledge of or background in the marketing and/or sales of tourism goods or services. Examples of such businesses would include attractions, restaurants, museums, hospitality education and other businesses, which cater to tourists.Tourist Development Council Members
Martha Santiago, Committee Chair and County Commissioner
Stephanie Madden, Municipality
Desiree Howell, Accommodations
Brad Dantzler, Municipality
Shemil Bailey, Accommodations
John Loute, Accommodations
Jackie Johnson, Tourism Industry
Ron Myers, Tourism Industry
TDC Meeting Dates
Meetings are generally held on the 4th Thursday, every other month at 9:00 a.m. at 2701 Lake Myrtle Park Rd., Auburndale, FLDecember 17, 2020 – this Meeting has been cancelled
February 25, 2021
April 22, 2021
June 24, 2021
August 26, 2021
October 28, 2021
December 16, 2021
Public Meeting Notices

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