Partners

Following our mission of expanding tourism's success and its economic impact in Leon County, we emphasize the practice of involving industry partners in all promotional activities.

Contact:

Lauren Shoaf Pace
Marketing Communications Director/Film Liaison
Direct: (850) 606-2322
Lauren.Pace@VisitTallahassee.com

About Us
Mission & Vision
Co-op Opportunties
Funding Assistance
Resources

The Leon County Division of Tourism Development (Visit Tallahassee) is the official tourism marketing organization for Tallahassee and Leon County Florida, and operates as a department of Leon County Government. It promotes tourism to the area through direct sales, advertising, public relations, sports, film, product development and visitor services.

The Leon County Tourist Development Council (TDC) is one of Leon County’s Citizen Committees that serves in an advisory role to the County Commission.  The TDC develops plans for tourist development, makes recommendations for operation of special projects or for uses of tax revenue and reviews expenditures of revenue from the development trust fund. 

Tourist Development Council Members

Russell Daws, Executive Director
Tallahassee Museum
3945 Museum Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32310
Ph#: 576-2531

Bo Schmitz, G.M
Four Points by Sheraton Downtown
316 West Tennessee Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Ph# 422-4205

Commissioner Bryan Desloge
Leon County Commission
301 S. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Ph#: 606-5364

Commissioner Nancy Miller
City of Tallahassee
300 S. Adams Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Ph#: 891-8706

Chucha Barber
Chucha Barber Productions
4335 Bradfordville Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32309
Ph#: 545-1547

Sam McKay
Staybridge Suites, General Manager
1600 Summit Lake Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32317
Ph# 219-7000

Mr. Paresh Master, G.M.
Comfort Suites
1016 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Ph#. 224-3200

Marion McGee, Museum Administrator
The Riley House Museum
419 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Ph# 681-7881

Dr. Audra Pittman, Executive Director
Council On Culture & Arts
816 S. ML King Jr. Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL  32301
Ph#: 224-2500

Mrs. Leslie Smith
Tallahassee Democrat
277 N. Magnolia Dr.
Tallahassee, FL  32301
Ph#:  599-2232

Leon County Tourist Development Council
Phone: (850) 606-2300  
Fax:  (850) 606-2304
Lee Daniel, Executive Director-Tourism Development

Visit Tallahassee Mission Statement

To spearhead and coordinate the tourism related marketing and management of the Destination through the coordination of the hospitality industry, local governments and the business community to sustain and grow visitor spending and job creation in the Tallahassee Region.

Visit Tallahassee Vision Statement

The Tallahassee Region will be an innovative and sustainable year-round destination that is recognized as a place to visit for historic, nature-based and cultural tourism as well as a hub for meetings, conferences, film and sports related activities as a means to enhance the Region’s economy and quality of life.

Staff Listing: Main Phone: (850)606-2305; (800) 628-2866 | FAX: (850) 606-2301

Administrative

Lee Daniel
Executive Director
Lee.Daniel@VisitTallahassee.com

Chris Holley
Assistant to the Director
Chris.Holley@VisitTallahassee.com

Aundra Bryant
Administrative Assistant 
Aundra.Bryant@VisitTallahassee.com

Marketing & Sales

Gary Stogner
Senior Marketing Director
Gary.Stogner@VisitTallahassee.com

Lauren Shoaf Pace
Marketing Communications Director/Film Liaison
Lauren.Pace@VisitTallahassee.com

Lynda Belcher
Public Relations & Marketing Specialist
Lynda.Belcher@VisitTallahassee.com 

Janet Roach
Meetings & Conventions Sales Director
Janet.Roach@VisitTallahassee.com

Lorrie Allen
Leisure Travel Sales Director
Lorrie.Allen@VisitTallahassee.com

Sports

Brian Hickey
Director of Sports
Brian.Hickey@VisitTallahassee.com

Amanda Heidecker
Assistant Director of Sports 
Amanda.Heidecker@VisitTallahassee.com

Visitor Services

Andi Ratliff
Visitor Services Director
Andi.Ratliff@VisitTallahassee.com

The Leon County Division of Tourism Development (Visit Tallahassee) offers the local tourism industry a variety of opportunities for enhancing on-going or seasonal promotional efforts to various audience segments. Participation fees range from free to very affordable and include sales, advertising and public relations. While the Division publishes a co-op menu at the beginning of each fiscal year, new opportunities arise throughout the year and are included in the ongoing Visit Tallahassee newsletter.

Advertising Co-op Opportunities 

Marketing Co-op Opportunities 

The Leon County Division of Tourism Development (Visit Tallahassee) annually allocates funding for grants programs for local groups and organizations that coordinate events that either have a history of or significant potential for attracting visitors to the area.

The Special Event Grant Program is administered by the Leon County Tourist Development Council with recommendations from designated advisory groups including the Special Event Grant Committee and the Tallahassee Sports Council. The program encourages overnight visitation to Tallahassee and Leon County. If you have an event here or interested in relocating an event to the area, review the application for more information and eligibility requirements.

A “special event” is defined as a new or existing, organized sporting event, concert, exhibition, festival, fair, conference or celebration conducted according to a pre-arranged schedule and of interest to the general public. Public interest should extend to both Leon County residents and those living outside the county who would stay overnight.

Application deadline for events occurring October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016 is August 3, 2015. Sports grants have two application periods with deadlines on August 3, 2015 and February 22, 2016.

A simplified, online Application for all grants and Post Event Report

2015-16 Grant Application

2015-16 Post Event Report

  • Sports Grant Policies and Sample Application (pdf)
  • Special Event Grant Policies and Sample Application (pdf)
  • Signature Event Grant Policies and Sample Application (pdf)
  • Visitor Tracking Form (Visitor Tracking Form.pdf)
  • Visitor Tracking Survey (pdf)
  • Event Marketing/Promotional Tool Kit  (pdf)

For assistance or questions regarding the grant program, contact:

 

Tourism Strategic Plan

Tallahassee Area Tourism - Infographic

#IHeartTally Resources:

Sales Plans

Research Reports

Visit Tallahassee Staff

Main Phone: (850)606-2305; (800) 628-2866
FAX: (850) 606-2301

Administrative

Lee Daniel
Executive Director
Lee.Daniel@VisitTallahassee.com

 

Chris Holley
Assistant to the Director
Chris.Holley@VisitTallahassee.com                    

Aundra Bryant
Administrative Associate
Aundra.Bryant@VisitTallahassee.com

Marketing & Sales

Gary Stogner
Senior Marketing Director
Gary.Stogner@VisitTallahassee.com

Lauren Shoaf Pace
Marketing Communications Director/Film Liaison
Lauren.Pace@VisitTallahassee.com

Janet Roach
Meetings & Conventions Sales Director
Janet.Roach@VisitTallahassee.com

Lorrie Allen
Leisure Travel Sales Director
Lorrie.Allen@VisitTallahassee.com

Lynda Belcher
PR & Marketing Specialist
Lynda.Belcher@VisitTallahassee.com

 

Sports

Brian Hickey
Director of Sports
Brian.Hickey@VisitTallahassee.com                   

Amanda Heidecker
Assistant Director of Sports
Amanda.Heidecker@VisitTallahassee.com

Visitor Services

Andi Ratliff
Visitor Services Director
Andi.Ratliff@VisitTallahassee.com