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Volunteer Sought for the Tourist Development Council

Published Mar 5, 2020

The Escambia County Board of County Commissioners is seeking Escambia County residents interested in volunteering to be considered for an appointment as a “Hotel/Motel Industry” representative on the Escambia County Tourist Development Council.

Escambia County residents interested in serving on the Tourist Development Council are asked to submit a resume and letter indicating their desire to serve on the council by the close of business on Friday, March 20.  Resumes should be submitted to Shamara Jernigan, Program Coordinator, Board of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 1591, Pensacola, FL 32502, or emailed to boardapply@myescambia.com.

Please be aware that resumes submitted to a BCC agenda for consideration will become part of the official minutes and are subject to public records requests.

The Escambia County Tourist Development Council was created in accordance with Florida Statutes through County Ordinance 77-34, and revised by County Ordinance 89-7. The council’s duties are to review each proposal for expenditure of funds to determine if it complies with the Tourist Development Plan as outlined in the ordinance. The ordinance provides that the council is to review all expenditures of revenue from the trust fund; expenditures that the council believes to be authorized are to be reported to the county commission and the Florida Department of Revenue.

Members shall be owners/operators of motels, hotels, recreational vehicle parks or other tourist accommodations in the county and subject to the tax, and/or individuals involved in the tourist industry or who have demonstrated an interest in development but are not owners/operators within the tourist industry. Council members serve a four-year term of office and meet quarterly for approximately two hours.

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