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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 Members

Commissioner Bryan Desloge
Leon County Commission
301 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301

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

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

Commissioner Elaine Bryant
City of Tallahassee
300 S. Adams St.
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


Kerri L. Post
Executive Director

Dionte Gavin
Senior Operations Manager

Aundra Bryant
Administrative Assistant

Marketing & Sales

Katie Kole
Director of Marketing

Scott Lindeman
Marketing Communications Director

Janet Roach
Meetings & Conventions Sales Director

Katie Gardocki
Director of Leisure Travel

Renee Jones
PR & Marketing Specialist


Amanda Heidecker
Director of Sports

Joe Piotrowski
Assistant Director of Sports

Visitor Services

Terri Messler
Visitor Services Director

2021 Grant Application Cycle

Our Annual Grant Submission Cycle has been postponed due to COVID-19 and is anticipated to take place in late summer or early fall. As soon as dates are determined, we will provide notification on this web page, on Visit Tallahassee’s Social Media pages, and by email to previous grant recipients.




For additional assistance or questions regarding grants, contact Terri Messler, or 850-606-2331.

The Leon County Division of Tourism (Visit Tallahassee) annually funds groups and organizations that coordinate events with a history of or significant potential for attracting visitors to the area who stay overnight in commercial lodging.

The Special Event Grant Program is administered by the Leon County Tourist Development Council and designated advisory groups including the Special Event Grant Committee and the Tallahassee Sports Council.

A “special event” is defined as a new or existing, organized sporting event, concert, exhibition, festival, fair, conference or celebration conducted according to a pre-arranged schedule and of interest to the general public. Public interest should extend to both Leon County residents and those living outside the county.

Contact Contact

Kerri L. Post

Executive Director-Tourism Development
(850) 606-2300

Scott Lindeman

Marketing Communications Director
(850) 606-2322


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