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Committee & Meetings

Tourist Development Council (TDC) Sports & Special Events Committee meets six times per year, or as needed, to advise and assist staff with marketing, recruiting and hosting sports and special events. The committee will make recommendations as to the sponsorship of special events.

Tourist Development Council (TDC) Sports & Special Events Committee meets six times per year, or as needed, to advise and assist staff with marketing, recruiting and hosting sports and special events. The committee will make recommendations as to the sponsorship of special events.

Sports & Special Events Committee Members

  • Ron Myers – Committee Chair, Director of Florida Operations, Detroit Tigers
  • Anthony Camarillo, RP Funding Center
  • Bob Donahay, City of Lakeland
  • Bob Crowley, USA Waterski
  • Travis Edwards, City of Winter Haven
  • Gene Engle, Gene Engle REALTOR
  • Terrell Griffin, Haines City Parks & Recreation
  • John Loute, SpringHill Suites by Marriott Lakeland
  • Bing Tyus, Polk County Diamond Club
  • Katie Worthington, Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce
  • Dan Talbot, Polk County Public Schools
  • Drew Watson, Southeastern University
  • Nathan Boudreaux, USA Water Ski & Wake Sports
  • Hans Steinbrenner, Lakeland Magic
  • Dave Dershimer, Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team
  • Joel Dragan, Florida Youth Soccer Association
  • Frank Garcia, Universal Shooting Academy
  • Dr. Katherine Loh, Pan American Lacrosse Association and Florida Southern College
  • Cody McGhee, City of Auburndale
  • Catherine Vorrasi, City of Bartow

SSE Meeting Dates

Meetings are generally held on the 3rd Thursday, every other month at 9:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted in red, at 2701 Lake Myrtle Park Rd., Auburndale, FL.

  • November 18, 2021
  • January 20, 2022
  • March 17, 2022
  • May 19, 2022
  • July 21, 2022
  • September 15, 2022
  • November 17, 2022

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