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Tourist Development Council

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To make recommendations to the Board regarding marketing of Polk County as a destination and the allocation of Tourism Tax dollars.


Nine members appointed by the Board, all of whom must be a resident of Polk County. Chairperson is to be a commissioner. Council also includes two elected municipal officials, three owner/operators of motels, hotels or other tourist accommodations located in Polk County, three people involved in the tourism industry who are not owner/operators of motels, hotels or other tourist accommodations.

Term Limits

Four years; limited to two consecutive terms.

Meeting Times

Fourth Thursday, every other month at 9 a.m. at Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing offices at the Lake Myrtle Sports Complex, Auburndale.