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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 

The application period for the 2020-2022 Beach Management Committee is now closed.
The Walton County Tourist Development Council’s Beach Management Advisory Committee will provide guidance and feedback related to management of the beach areas with the aim of ensuring that South Walton beaches meet a uniform, high-quality standard. The committee will assist the TDC in establishing effective practices for beach management, beach cleanup, beach-related code, and storm preparation.

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

2019 Members:

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

Destination Improvements Committee


The application period for the 2020-2022 Destinations Improvements Committee is now closed.

The Walton County Tourist Development Council’s Beach Management Advisory Committee will provide guidance and feedback related to management of the beach areas with the aim of ensuring that South Walton beaches meet a uniform, high-quality standard. The committee will assist the TDC in establishing effective practices
for beach management, beach cleanup, beach-related code, and storm preparation.


Meeting Place: 
South Walton Courthouse Annex Boardroom, 31 Coastal Centre Blvd., Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. 32459. 
Meeting Time: 1 p.m.
Meeting Dates: Please check the Walton County Meeting Calendar.
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


The application period for the 2020-2022 Marketing and Communications Committee is now closed.

The Walton County Tourist Development Council’s Beach Management Advisory Committee will provide guidance and feedback related to management of the beach areas with the aim of ensuring that South Walton beaches meet a uniform, high-quality standard. The committee will assist the TDC in establishing effective practices for beach management, beach cleanup, beach-related code, and storm preparation.

Meeting Place: South Walton Courthouse Annex Boardroom, 31 Coastal Centre Blvd., Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. 32459. 
Meeting Dates: Please check the Walton County Meeting Calendar.
Meeting Time: 2 p.m.
Committee Liaision: David Demarest

2019 Members:

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

North Walton County Event Advisory Committee

Walton County Tourist Development Council’s North Walton Events Committee will assist the TDC with the event marketing grant selection in Walton County areas above the Bay. The committee will ensure that selected events and programs benefit the local tourism economy and the TDC brand.

Meeting Place:
Walton County Courthouse  Boardroom, 571 Hwy. 90 East, DeFuniak Springs, Fla. 32433. 
Meeting Dates: Please check the Walton County Meeting Calendar.
Meeting Time: 10 a.m.
Committee Liaison: David Demarest

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 Member's 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 Committee and the Walton County BCC. Regardless of their personal viewpoint, committee members shall not speak against, or in any way undermine TDC solidarity 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 the executive director or their staff liaison 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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