The Okeechobee County Tourist Development Council (TDC) was established in 1992. This organizations mission statement is:
The Tourist Development Council promotes Okeechobee County as a desirable tourist destination by funding marketing campaigns and local events that enhance Okeechobee’s economy while preserving natural resources and the quality of life.
The TDC is a County Department whose funds are restricted by a Florida State Statute 125.01 04. The TDC offers grant funding which prove to have a strong economic impact to the community and promotes overnight stays.
The TDC has one employee: Sharie Turgeon - Tourism Coordinator and an Advisory Board made up of 9 local persons who have either a direct interest in tourism or own or operate an accommodation.
The TDC hosts at least one meeting each quarter (every 3 months). The schedule for these meetings is found under the