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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

Learn more about your stay in Okeechobee by checking out the Stay, Eat, and Events tab.  Want more information or to learn about the Tourist Development Council click on the Contact Us tabs.  

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