Serving Members

Tourist Development Council Governing Structure: County Commission, Council & Committees

Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC)

Walton County BCC website


Tourist Development Council (TDC) Members

  • Tony Anderson, Seat 1, Term Expires Dec. 2018
  • Brian Christenson, Seat 2, Term Expires Dec. 2018
  • Tim Norris, Seat 3, Term Expires Dec. 2020
  • Gary Brielmayer, Seat 4, Term Expires Dec. 2018
  • Richard Veldman--Chair, Seat 5, Term Expires Dec. 2020
  • Mark Hodgdon--Vice-Chair, Seat 6, Term Expires Dec. 2020
  • James Richard, Seat 7, Term Expires Dec. 2018
  • Matthew Hagen, Seat 8, Term Expires Dec. 2020
  • Pam Avera, Seat 9, Term Expires Dec. 2018

TDC Meetings, Agendas & Minutes

All meeting information including meeting place can be found on the meetings, agendas and minutes webpage. Anyone from the public who has items to present to the TDC Council must complete the Agenda Submission Form by the deadline.  Download: Agenda Submission Form. For more information, email the Executive Assistant.

 

The Tourist Development Council is now accepting applications for the TDC Advisory Council.  Applications may be submitted by mail or in person to the Walton County Tourist Development Council, 25777 US Highway 331 South, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida  32459 until Friday, October 5, 2018.

TDC Membership Requirements for Open Seats 

  • Seat 4 -- A person who is involved in the tourist industry, has demonstrated an interest in tourist development, and is the owner or operator of a tourist accommodation(s) in Walton County that is subject to the Tourist Development Tax. This term shall serve through December 2022; and subsequent appointments shall be for four (4) year terms commencing thereafter.

  • Seat 7 -- A person who is involved in the tourist industry and has demonstrated an interest in tourist development, but is not the owner or operator of a tourist accommodation(s) in Walton County that is subject to the Tourist Development Tax. Tourism Preference shall be given to applicants who are actively engaged in a tourism related industry by evidence of the ownership or operation of a business within Walton County that serves tourists. This term shall serve through December 2022; and subsequent appointments shall be for four (4) year terms commencing thereafter.

  • Seat 9 -- A person who is involved in the tourist industry and has demonstrated an interest in tourist development. This person may be the owner or operator of a tourist accommodation(s) in Walton County that is subject to the Tourist Development Tax; engaged in a tourism related industry, or both.  To the extent that multiple seats are vacant and due for appointment at the time this seat is likewise vacant and due for appointment, the BCC shall endeavor to fill Seats 1 through 8 in accordance with the applicable terms first, and then may, at its discretion, consider the appointment of the most qualified applicant not chosen for appointment to one of those seats for appointment to this seat. The intent hereof is to allow the BCC flexibility to appoint the most qualified person who has applied for a seat on the TDC, regardless of whether they qualify as an Owner/Operator or not. This term shall serve through December 2022; and subsequent appointments shall be for four (4) year terms commencing thereafter.

Download the 2019 TDC Application Packet


Tourist Development Council (TDC) Advisory Committees

In an effort to increase community involvement, the Walton County TDC has established five volunteer committees. These committees will assist the TDC with tourist development and creative initiatives. Committee member terms are two years contingent on good standing. 

Committee Information, Dates, Members