Orange County Tourist Development Tax (TDT) Citizen Advisory Task Force will meet for the first time this Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at 9 a.m. The agenda includes Sunshine Law Training, background, and history of the TDT Tax and the interest indicator process moving forward. Residents will also be able to provide public comment.
The goal of this task force is to review and provide input to the Board of County Commissioners and Tourist Development Council on potential uses of future, unencumbered TDT revenues within current statutory framework.
The task force will be co-chaired by Jane Healy, former Managing Editor of the Orlando Sentinel, and Tony Jenkins, Florida Blue Market President for the Central Florida region and comprised of a diverse, cross-section of Orange County residents, with members from government, trade groups, the hospitality industry, and Chambers of Commerce that represent diverse Orange County populations.
A full list of Task Force members will be provided at Wednesday’s meeting.
First Meeting | Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 9 a.m.
Second Meeting | Monday, April 17, 2023 at 9 a.m.
Third Meeting | Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 9 a.m.
Fourth Meeting | Monday, June 26, 2023 at 2 p.m.
Fifth Meeting | Monday, July 17, 2023 at 9 a.m.
The task force is expected to complete its work by July 2023, and will conclude with a report or presentation to the Tourism Development Council and the Board of County Commissioners on its findings.
County Administration Building—1st Floor BCC Chambers
201 S. Rosalind Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801
Orange TV will carry the TDT Citizen Advisory Task Force meeting live. Viewing options include Channel 488 on Spectrum, Channel 9 on Comcast, 1081 CenturyLink Prism TV, WSWF Channel 10.2 (over the air), stream live at www.ocfl.net/orangetv and you can view via the Orange TV app on ROKU in the Education category.
Orange County, Florida is one of the top travel destinations in the world. Orange County is expected to welcome 75 million visitors this year, returning to a pre-pandemic level. Tourism is a $75 billion industry and accounts for approximately 24% of employment in Orange County. The Orange County TDT, paid by visitors staying in hotels and short-term rentals, has raised significant dollars since its inception and proceeds have been used to invest in iconic public facilities that draw millions of tourists to the community.
About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the Mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit www.OCFL.net or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.