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TDC Advisory Committee Information

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

Beach Management Committee

Meeting Place: South Walton Courthouse Annex Boardroom, 31 Coastal Centre Blvd., Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. 32459. Please check the Walton County Meeting Calendar for meeting dates.
Meeting Time: 9 a.m.
Committee Liaison: Brian Kellenberger

2019 Members:

  • Tom Cooper
  • Matt Magera
  • John Henderson, Chair
  • Matt Allen 
  • David Vaughan
  • Danny Margagliano
  • Phillip Poundstone, Vice Chair
  • Debbie Heard
  • Lisa Boushy

Destination Improvements Committee

Meeting Place: South Walton Courthouse Annex Boardroom, 31 Coastal Centre Blvd., Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. 32459. Please check the Walton County Meeting Calendar for meeting dates.
Meeting Time: 1 p.m.
Committee Liaison: Brian Kellenberger

2019 Members:

  • Jennifer Frost
  • Kelly Anderson
  • Patrick Hartsfield
  • Ryan Crawford, Vice Chair
  • Marilue Maris
  • Leigh Moore, Chair
  • John Wellborn
  • John Toombs

Marketing and Communications Committee

Meeting Place: South Walton Courthouse Annex Boardroom, 31 Coastal Centre Blvd., Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. 32459. Please check the Walton County Meeting Calendar for meeting dates.
Meeting Time: 2 p.m.
Committee Liaision: Martin Liptrot

2019 Members:

  • Stacy Hamilton
  • Kerri Parker
  • Jessica Bracken
  • Ron Couget
  • Lisa Jones, Vice Chair
  • Nancy Stanley
  • Sarah Brazwell
  • Stacey Brady, Chair
  • Larry Greene

Events, Activities, Arts and Culture Committee

Meeting Place: South Walton Courthouse Annex Boardroom, 31 Coastal Centre Blvd., Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. 32459. Please check the Walton County Meeting Calendar for meeting dates.
Meeting Time: As needed
Committee Liaison: Martin Liptrot

2019 Members:

  • Jim Shirley
  • Ashton Burks, Vice Chair
  • Marisol Gullo
  • Chelsea Calhoun
  • Dan Vargo
  • Amy Wise-Coble
  • Jan Bargeron
  • Kathleen Broaderick
  • Sammy Sanchez, Chair

North Walton County Event Advisory Committee

Meeting Place: Walton County Courthouse  Boardroom, 571 Hwy. 90 East, DeFuniak Springs, Fla. 32433. Please check the Walton County Meeting Calendar for meeting dates.
Meeting Time: 10 a.m.
Committee Liaison: Martin Liptrot

2019 Members:

  • Bruce Naylor
  • Butch Lawrence
  • Reynolds Henderson
  • Robert Nelson
  • Katelyn Tidwell
  • Bob Campbell, Chair
  • Russ Barley, Vice Chair
  • Hayward Thomas
  • Megan Harrison

TDC Advisory Committee Members' Code of Conduct

  1. Although a committee member may be drawn from a specific interest group, committee members must represent the interests of the entire area of South Walton and tourism community as a whole. 
  2. Committee members shall not take any action that would undermine the actions of the TDC if such action has been approved by the TDC and the Walton County BCC. Regardless of their personal viewpoint, committee members shall not speak against, or in any way undermine TDC integrity once a vote has been made. 
  3. Committee members are expected to attend all committee meetings and make every effort to attend the Annual Meeting. 
  4. Committee members shall avoid, in fact and in perception, conflicts of interest and disclose to the committee staff liaison or the TDC Executive Director, in a timely manner, any possible conflicts. 
  5. Committee members’ contributions to discussions and decision making shall be positive and constructive. 
  6. Committee members' interactions in meetings shall be courteous, respectful and free of animosity. 
  7. Committee members shall be prepared for meetings, having read pre-circulated material in advance of the meeting. 
  8. Committee members shall not attempt to exercise individual authority or undue influence over other committee members or staff. 
  9. Committee members must notify their staff liaison or the TDC Executive Director once they have filed their intent to run for any political office. 
  10. Committee members shall conduct themselves in an ethical and professional manner at all times, and shall be governed by Florida's Code of Ethics. 
  11. At all times, members of the committees shall be current in the payment of any and all tourist development tax assessments (“bed taxes”). This requirement shall apply to members both individually, and to any entity of which the member is a part of or conducts business with.

Noncompliance with any of the above provisions shall constitute grounds for removal from a committee. 

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