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The Escambia County Board of County Commissioners is seeking Escambia County residents interested in volunteering for appointments to the Escambia County Tourist Development Council, 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, review all expenditures from the Revenue Trust Fund, and to report it to the Escambia County Board of Commissioners 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.

There is a current opening for a representative of the Hotel/Motel Industry, who must be an owner or operator of a motel, hotel, recreational vehicle park, or other tourist accommodations in the County and subject to the Tourist Development Tax.

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, September 11, 2015. Resumes should be submitted to Judy Witterstaeter, Program Coordinator, Board of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 1591, Pensacola, Florida 32502.

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