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Okeechobee County and the City of Okeechobee have issued a county-wide burn ban effective immediately until further notice.  This burn ban prohibits burning of yard trash, and other types of fires such as campfires, bonfires, and burn barrels. For more information contact Okeechobee County Fire Rescue at 863-763-5544 or Okeechobee City Fire Department at 863-467-1586.

Tourist Development Council Advisory Board

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The Tourist Development Council Advisory Board consists of: Citizen Board and Committee Application
  • 9 Members:
    • 1 Commissioner – 2 Elected Municipal Officials
    • 6 Persons who are involved in the tourist industry and who have demonstrated an interest in tourist development, of which, not less than 3 nor more than 4 shall be owners/operators of tax collecting businesses.
  • Term: Staggered 4 year terms.
  • Meetings: Minimum one meeting a quarter per Florida Statute.
  • Okeechobee T.D.C. meets every other month or as needed.
  • The council shall make recommendations for the effective operation of the special projects or for uses of the tourist development tax revenue and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by county ordinance or resolution.
Meeting Schedule:

The T.D.C Board meets on a bi monthly schedule typically the second Tuesday of each month.  The Board meetings are subject to change and are typically posted at least 7 days prior to meeting in the Public Notice of the local newspaper.

2017 Board Members and Vacancies:

Bradley Goodbread  - County Commission Appointee - Expiration Date: July 1, 2020

Mike O'Connor - City Council Appointee - Expiration Date:January 1, 2019 (Appointments made every 2 years)

Noel Chandler - City Council Appointee - Expiration Date: July 1, 2019 (Appointments made every 2 years)

Jim McCoin - Not Subject to Tax - Expiration Date: July 1, 2019

Gene Woods - Not Subject to Tax - Expiration Date: July 1, 2018

Margaret G. Helton - Not Subject to Tax - Expiration Date: July 1, 2017

Denise Raubaugh - Subject to Tax - Expiration Date: July 1, 2020

Vacant - Subject to Tax (Owner or Operator of hotel, motel or campground)

Vacant - Subject to Tax (Owner or Operator of hotel, motel or campground)