Serving through the growth of tourism.

The Tourism Development Council (TDC) was formed in 1988 as part of the legislation establishing the Tourist Development Tax. The mission of the Council is to "promote activities that will bring a significant number of new or repeat visitors and create a positive economic impact for Orlando North." The TDC recommends the tourism marketing efforts and expenditures of Tourist Tax funds to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC). The BCC appoints the TDC members. Each is a volunteer who has interest in furthering tourism in the County. The TDC markets itself as a Convention and Visitor's Bureau.

Voting Members Listing 

Gary Brender, Chairman
City of Lake Mary Commissioner
Phone: (407) 585-1423
Email: gbrender@lakemaryfl.com
Membership Expiration: 1/2020
CALNO Representative/Elected Official

 

Commissioner Carlton Henley 
Board of County Commissioners
Phone: (407) 665-7201
Email: gvenn@seminolecountyfl.gov
Board of County Commission Appointment, Commission Representative

 

Jeff Triplett
Mayor of City of Sanford
Phone: (407) 688-5001
Email: Jeff.Triplett@sanfordfl.gov
Board Appointment: Largest City Representative

 

 

George Speake
Orlando Sanford International Airport
Phone: (407)585-4006
Email: gspeake@osaa.net
Membership Expiration: 1/2021
Board of County Commission Appointment, District 5

 

Bruce Skwarlo
Orlando Marriott Lake Mary
Phone: (407) 995-1100
Email: Bruce.Skwarlo@marriott.com
Membership Expiration: 1/2020
Board of County Commission Appointment, District 2

 

 Don Dougherty
Westin Lake Mary
Phone: (678)939-1979
Email: don.dougherty@westinlakemary.com
Membership Expiration: 1/2020
Board of County Commission Appointment, District 3

 

Brenda Urias
AAA Travel Services- National Office 
Phone: (407) 444-7848
Email: burias@national.aaa.com 
Membership Expiration: 1/2021
Board of County Commission Appointment, District 4 

 

OPEN
Tourism Industry Seat
BCC Appointment
Serves until January 2021

 

OPEN
Tourism Industry Seat
District 1 Appointment
Serves until January 2021


2017 Meeting Schedule 

01.19.2017 - Chair-Elect Election (Hotelier); Ethics Training
03.16.2017
05.18.2017
07.20.2017
09.21.2017
11.16.2017

All meetings will be held at 3pm in the County Services Building, Room 3024, unless otherwise noted.
 

Meeting Agendas

2017
01.19.2017
03.16.2017
05.18.2017
07.20.2017
09.28.2017

 
2016
01.21.2016
03.17.2016
05.19.2016
07.21.2016
09.15.2016
11.17.2016
 
2015
01.15.2015
02.12.2015
03.12.2015
04.09.2015
05.14.2015
06.11.2015
07.09.2015
08.04.2015
09.10.2015
10.08.2015
11.12.2015
 
2014
01.13.2014
02.13.2014
02.19.2014
03.13.2014
04.10.2014
05.08.2014
06.12.2014
07.10.2014
09.11.2014
10.09.2014
 

Meeting Minutes

2017
01.19.2017
03.16.2017
05.17.2017

2016
01.21.2016
03.07.2016

05.19.2016
07.21.2016
09.15.2016
11.17.2016

2015
01.15.2015
02.12.2015
03.12.2015
04.09.2015
05.14.2015
06.11.2015
07.09.2015
08.04.2015
09.10.2015
10.08.2015

2014
01.09.2014
02.13.2014
03.13.2014
04.10.2014
09.11.2014
11.13.2014