Submission deadline EXTENDED Monday, April 15, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
The Miami-Dade Tourist Development Council is soliciting nominations to fill vacancies on the board. Individuals meeting the qualifications and interested in the volunteer advisory board should submit a cover letter and resume via email to the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, attention Nikenna Benjamin, Nikenna.Benjamin@miamidade.gov by Monday, April 15, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
Nominees must be qualified electors of Miami-Dade County and may not be members of another county board and must have one of the following qualifications: be an elected municipal official nominated by his/her City Commission; be an owner or operator of motels, hotels, or other tourist accommodations subject to the tourist development tax in Miami-Dade County; or be involved in the tourist industry and have demonstrated an interest in tourist development.
The Tourist Development Council (TDC) provides support to promote Miami-Dade County’s appeal as a tourist destination by sponsoring tourist-oriented cultural and special events. The TDC is a nine-member volunteer advisory board established by Florida-Statute that meets four times annually to review and make funding recommendations to the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
The TDC works in partnership with other tourism-promoting agencies, including the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. The Department of Cultural Affairs serves as staff to the TDC and helps to manage the Tourist Development Council Grants Program that offers funding support on a competitive basis to eligible tourism-oriented events and projects.
About Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council develop cultural excellence, diversity, and participation throughout Miami-Dade County by strategically creating and promoting equitable opportunities for artists and cultural organizations, and our residents and visitors who are their audiences. The Department receives funding through the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, The Children’s Trust, the National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Peacock Foundation, Inc., and The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation. Other support and services are provided by TicketWeb for the Culture Shock Miami program, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, the South Florida Cultural Consortium, and the Tourist Development Council. For more information, please visit www.miamidadearts.org.