This Council prepares a tourist development plan for the BOCC, recommends uses for the tourist development tax revenue, and monitors trust fund spending

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It also makes recommendations to the Commissioners for developing tourism in the area.

Membership

The members of this Council shall be appointed by the BOCC and shall be comprised of 11 members. Composition is specified as follows:

  • Elected Officials - Total of 4
    • County Commissioner - Chair of the BOCC automatically serves as Chair
    • City of Tampa
    • City of Temple Terrace
    • City of Plant City
  • Hotel/Motel Industry Reps - No less than 3 and no more than 4
  • Tourist-Related Industry Reps - No less than 3 and no more than 4
    • This includes owners or operators of motels, hotels, recreational vehicle parks, or other tourist accommodations in the County and subject to a tourist development tax.

Terms

Members shall serve four year terms.

Special requirements

Tourist related industry members must be involved in tourism related businesses or venues.

Authority

Florida Statutes, 125.0104 (1978); Hillsborough County Ordinance 78-10 and 80-7; HB 867, in 2001 increased membership from nine members to eleven members.

Meetings

Quarterly, 10:30 AM to Noon, and as called by Chair
County Center, 2nd Floor Boardroom

Documents

2023 Impact Guide Report

Events
June 2024
Last Modified: 4/19/2024, 3:54:07 PM
Contact
Ron Barton
Assistant County Administrator for Economic Prosperity
(813) 276-2737
Office
Email
Work
Members
Mr. Jeffrey D. Antonaccio
Hotel/Motel Representative / BOCC
1/23/2014 - 3/22/2026 *
Mayor Jane Castor
Elected Official - City of Tampa
Mr. Joe Collier
Tourist Industry Representative / BOCC
1/19/2005 - 3/22/2026 *
Commissioner Ken Hagan
Elected Official - BOCC
11/22/2022 - 11/19/2024 *
Mayor Nate Kilton
Elected Official - City of Plant City
Mr. Troy Manthey
Tourist Industry Representative / BOCC
3/23/2022 - 12/31/2024
Mr. Ronald McAnaugh
Hotel/Motel Industry Rep / BOCC
1/19/2023 - 1/19/2027
Mr. Robert Morrison, Jr.
Hotel/Motel Representative / BOCC
1/23/1991 - 3/22/2026 *
Mr. Lou Plasencia
Tourist Industry Representative / BOCC
6/20/2001 - 12/31/2024 *
The Honorable Andrew Ross
Elected Official - City of Temple Terrace
1/21/2021 - 12/30/2024
Ms. Andrea Gonzmart Williams
Tourist Industry Representative / BOCC
6/2/2022 - 12/31/2024

* reappointed

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