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Tourist Development Council

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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 Tourist Development Council Advisory Board consists of:

  • 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.
  • For an application to be considered for appointment, please click here:  Citizen Application for Committee Advisory Board [rev. March 2015]

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

Monica Clark - 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)

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

Mike Krause - Not Subject to Tax - Expiration Date: July 1, 2022

Margaret G. Helton - Not Subject to Tax - Expiration Date: July 1, 2021

VACANT - 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)