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Tourist Development Tax Sports Incentive Committee

Board Type: Exempt
Enabling Legislation:
The Tourist Development Tax Sports Incentive Committee was created by Resolution No. 2017-M-43, adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on October 31, 2017.
Membership:
Seven members, each of whom shall be registered voters in Orange County, Florida.
Member Types:
  • 1 Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association Representative
  • 1 Certified Public Accountant
  • 1 Citizen Representative
  • 1 International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce Representative
  • 1 Major Theme Park Representative
  • 1 Mayor's Representative (Chairperson)
  • 1 Visit Orlando Representative
Term Length: 3 Years
Term Of Office:
The terms of appointment shall be for three years to expire on December 31st of the third year of the term of office. However, to provide for staggered terms, the terms of office for the initial members of the Sports Incentive Committee, shall be as follows: 1. The initial term of office for the citizen representative, the Visit Orlando representative and the International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce representative shall expire on December 31st of the second year of the term 2. The initial term of office for the Mayor's representative, the certified public accountant representative, the theme park representative and the Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association representative shall expire on December 31st of the third year of the term. Membership on the Sport Incentive Committee shall be limited to 2 consecutive full terms. A vacancy occurring during a term shall be filled by the Board for remainder of the unexpired term. Each member shall hold office until a successor has been appointed.
Powers and Duties:
The Sports Incentive Committee shall, with the professional assistance of Visit Orlando, review applications for sports incentive funds authorized under the Tourist Development Plan and shall submit recommendations to the Board for final determination on funding requests. The Sports Incentive Committee is authorized to consider applications for Sports Incentive Funds; to rank applications; and to make written funding recommendations to the Board based on applicable Florida law and guidelines established by the Board pursuant to ordinance, resolution or applicable provisions of tourism promotion agreements with Visit Orlando.
Meetings:
Fourth Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m., Board of County Commissioners Chambers, First Floor, County Administration Center, 201 S. Rosalind Avenue, Orlando, FL

Learn more about Orange County public meetings at County Calendar.

Contact Person:
Larry Henrichs
COO/CFO
Visit Orlando
(407) 363-5829
Notes:
NOTE: Financial Disclosure required.

Last Revised: 6/10/2018

Member Name Member Type Term Expires
Lena Combs Certified Public Accountant 12/31/2020
Tara Carbia Early Citizen Representative 12/31/2019
Daniel Patrick Giordano Visit Orlando Representative 12/31/2019
Faron D. Kelley Major Theme Park Representative 12/31/2020
Kevin Kennedy International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce Representative 12/31/2019
Mark Edward Politte Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association Representative 12/31/2020
Kevin W. Shaughnessy Mayor's Representative (Chairperson) 12/31/2020

No vacancies at this time. Please check back later.

September 24, 2018

July 23, 2018

May 29, 2018

April 9, 2018

March 26, 2018


*This document is a draft and is provided as a courtesy. This document is not to be considered as the final minutes. All information contained herein is subject to change upon further review and approval by the appropriate agency/board/committee.