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A partnership with Visit Tallahassee offers you opportunities for promoting your business or event in one of Southern Living's Top 10 Cities in the South. Building strong relationships within our community helps us to achieve our mission – to enhance the region’s economic growth and quality of life by collaboratively inspiring the vitality of Tallahassee’s visitor economy.

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The Leon County Division of Tourism (Visit Tallahassee) is the official tourism marketing organization for Tallahassee and Leon County Florida, and operates as a department of Leon County Government. It promotes tourism to the area through direct sales, advertising, public relations, sports, film, product development and visitor services.

The Leon County Tourist Development Council (TDC) is one of Leon County’s Citizen Committees that serves in an advisory role to the County Commission. The TDC develops plans for tourist development, makes recommendations for operation of special projects or for uses of tax revenue and reviews expenditures of revenue from the development trust fund.

Tourist Development Council Meeting Materials

Click to view or download meeting packet for September 17, 2020 TDC Meeting.

2020 ARCHIVED MATERIALS

 

Tourist Development Council Members

Michelle Personette, Director 
Challenger Learning Center
200 South Duval St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Sharon Priester G.M.
Hilton Garden Inn/Hampton Inn
333 Thomasville Rd.
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Satish Patel, G.M. 
Sleep Inn Suites
816 South Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Matt Thompson, Owner
Madison Social
705 South Woodward Ave.
Tallahassee, FL 32304

Commissioner Dianne Williams-Cox
City of Tallahassee
300 S. Adams Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Bo Schmitz, G.M.
Hampton Inn & Suites
Tallahassee Capitol University
824 Railroad Ave.

Dr. Amanda Stringer, Executive Dir.
Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra 
515 East Park Ave. 
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Kathleen Spehar
Director of COCA
816 South Martin Luther King Junior Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Michael J. Collins, Assistant Director
FSU Campus Recreation
1001 West St. Augustine St.
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2319

 

 

Leon County Tourist Development Council
Phone: (850) 606-2300
Fax:  (850) 606-2304
Kerri L. Post, Executive Director-Leon County Division of Tourism

Visit Tallahassee Mission Statement

To enhance the region’s economic growth and quality of life by collaboratively inspiring the vitality of Tallahassee’s Visitor Economy.

Visit Tallahassee Vision Statement

The Tallahassee Region will be recognized and appreciated as one of the most diverse and vibrant destinations in the Southeast.

Staff Listing: Main Phone: (850) 606-2305; (800) 628-2866 | FAX: (850) 606-2301

Administrative

Kerri L. Post
Executive Director
Kerri.Post@VisitTallahassee.com

Dionte Gavin
Senior Operations Manager
Dionte.Gavin@VisitTallahassee.commailto:

Aundra Bryant
Administrative Assistant
Aundra.Bryant@VisitTallahassee.com

Marketing & Sales

Katie Kole
Director of Marketing 
Katie.Kole@VisitTallahassee.com

Scott Lindeman
Marketing Communications Director
Scott.Lindeman@VisitTallahassee.com

Janet Roach
Meetings & Conventions Sales Director
Janet.Roach@VisitTallahassee.com

Katie Gardocki
Director of Leisure Travel
Katie.Gardocki@VisitTallahassee.com

Renee Jones
PR & Marketing Specialist
Renee.Jones@VisitTallahassee.com

Sports

Amanda Heidecker
Director of Sports
Amanda.Heidecker@VisitTallahassee.com

Joe Piotrowski
Assistant Director of Sports
Joe.Piotrowski@VisitTallahassee.com

Visitor Services

Terri Messler
Visitor Services Director
Terri.Messler@VisitTallahassee.com

Partner Opportunities: October – December 2020

Your partnership with the Leon County Division of Tourism/Visit Tallahassee helps maximize exposure to potential travelers and continues to grow our tourism economy. Take advantage of our digital presence, social media audiences and brand recognition to drive more traffic to your business! Opportunities are offered on a first-come first-served basis so secure your spot in one (or all!) of these opportunities today by reaching out to Scott Lindeman at (850) 508-4461 or Scott.Lindeman@VisitTallahassee.com.

 

INDIVIDUAL MEDIA VISITS & GROUP MEDIA TOURS

Writers across the nation are looking for unique stories and Tallahassee has many to tell. We are looking for as many as four (4) hotel partners, four (4) attraction partners and eight (8) restaurant partners to help show visiting writers the many facets of our destination.

Deadline for participation – November 30


FALL SWEEPSTAKES & SOCIAL MEDIA PROMOTIONS

Help us put together an amazing Fall giveaway for one lucky winner. We are looking for one (1) hotel partner, 2-3 restaurant partners to provide gift cards, branded merchandise, and 2-3 attractions to provide passes/tickets. The Fall sweepstakes will include a dedicated landing page, social media support/coverage and email marketing

Deadline for participation – November 30


CUSTOM DEALS & OFFERS

We want to share your promotions to attract more visitors to Tallahassee. If you are running a special room rate, dinner specials or attraction promotions, please share them with us to promote on our website and social media pages. Need ideas? Reach out to our team for inspiration.

Deadline for participation – Ongoing


PROMOTE YOUR EVENT ON OUR WEBSITE AND MOBILE APP

Be sure to submit your event on VisitTallahassee.com and mobile app by clicking here. If you have Facebook event, invite Visit Tallahassee to act as a “Co-host” to increase your exposure to potential visitors.

Please allow 1-2 business days for your event to appear online.


CONSUMER, INDUSTRY AND TRAILAHASSEE EMAIL BLASTS

Every month, Visit Tallahassee sends emails to thousands of people promoting the destination. Space is limited so if you would like to have your business featured, please reach out to us for upcoming opportunities.

Deadline for participation is the 15th of the preceding month.


CUSTOMIZED BLOG & CONTENT ON OUR WEBSITE AND MOBILE APP

If you have a story that you want to share with visitors, our team would love to work with you to create customized content for the VisitTallahassee.com website and mobile app.

Deadline for participation – Ongoing


UTILIZE OUR IMAGES ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA

Our partners are welcome to utilize our growing photo database that is ideal for websites and social media #iHeartTally. To make a request for images, please click here.

Leon County Division of Tourism 2021 Grant Cycle is Now Open Through August 25, 2020

NEW COVID-19 UPDATES FOR FY2021 GRANT CYCLE
In its ongoing efforts to promote safe visitation to the area, the Leon County Division of Tourism grant program will financially assist events that support the local economy and implement CDC guidelines in accordance with Leon County’s Response and Reopening Plan.

Per the annual nature of this grant cycle, applications are in anticipation of better future conditions that would allow these events to occur. New to the grants program this year, the event must comply with allowable crowd size and public gathering regulations as outlined by state and local government and implement social distancing and hygiene practices consistent with CDC guidance. The applicant must also provide information on how the event will address safety and public health for all event staff, vendors and attendees.

All applicants are required to attend or watch one of three online workshops scheduled for July 30 at 3 p.m., Aug. 11 at 3 p.m. and Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. A recording of the workshop will be made available on the Visit Tallahassee website for those who are unable to attend during the scheduled live sessions.

Contact Contact

Kerri L. Post

Executive Director-Tourism Development
(850) 606-2300
Kerri.Post@VisitTallahassee.com

Scott Lindeman

Marketing Communications Director
(850) 606-2322
Scott.Lindeman@VisitTallahassee.com

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