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:

Scott Lindeman
Marketing Communications Director
Direct: (850) 606-2322
Scott.Lindeman@VisitTallahassee.com

About Us
Mission & Vision
Grants
Resources

The Leon County Division of Tourism (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

 

Commissioner Bryan Desloge  
Leon County Commission
301 S. Monroe Street 
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Sharon Priester G.M.
Hilton Garden Inn/Hampton Inn
333 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Michelle Personette, Director 
Challenger Learning Center
200 South Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Commissioner Elaine Bryant
City of Tallahassee
300 S. Adams Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Satish Patel, G.M. 
Sleep Inn Suites
816 South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Matt Thompson, Owner
Madison Social
705 South Woodward Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32304

Commissioner Dianne Williams-Cox
City of Tallahassee
300 S. Adams Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Bo Schmitz, G.M.
Hampton Inn & Suites
Tallahassee Capitol University
824 Railroad Avenue

Dr. Amanda Stringer, Executive Dir.
Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra 
515 East Park Avenue 
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Dr. Amanda Thompson, Interim Director of COCA 
816 South Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard,
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Michael J. Collins, Assistant Director
FSU Campus Recreation
1001 West St. Augustine Street  
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2319

Leon County Tourist Development Council
Phone: (850) 606-2300  
Fax:  (850) 606-2304
Kerri L. Post, Executive Director-Tourism Developmen
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Visit Tallahassee Mission Statement

To enhance the region's economic growth and quality of life by collaboratively inspiring the vitality of Tallahassee's Visitor Economy.

Visit Tallahassee Vision Statement

The Tallahassee Region will be recognized and appreciated as one of the most diverse and vibrant destinations in the Southeast.

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

Administrative

Kerri L. Post
Executive Director
Kerri.Post@VisitTallahassee.com

Dionte Gavin
Senior Operations Manager
Dionte.Gavin@VisitTallahassee.com

Aundra Bryant
Administrative Assistant 
Aundra.Bryant@VisitTallahassee.com

Marketing & Sales

Scott Lindeman
Marketing Communications Director
Scott.Lindeman@VisitTallahassee.com

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

Katie Gardocki
Director of Leisure Travel
Katie.Gardocki@VisitTallahassee.com

Renee Jones
PR & Marketing Specialist
Renee.Jones@VisitTallahassee.com

Sports

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

Joe Piotrowski
Assistant Director of Sports 
Joe.Piotrowski@VisitTallahassee.com

Visitor Services

Terri Messler
Visitor Services Director
Terri.Messler@VisitTallahassee.com

2019-20 grant applications for SIGNATURE, SPECIAL & SPORTS EVENTS will be accepted from May 14, 2019 through July 19, 2019.

Organizations hosting events that bring overnight visitors to the community from Oct. 1, 2019 – Sept. 30, 2020 are eligible to apply. Learn more about the Leon County Division of Tourism (Visit Tallahassee) grant programs, the online application process and marketing resources available at one of the following GRANTS WORKSHOPSMay 7June 11 and July 9. All workshops will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Downtown Public Library (200 W. Park Avenue).

Grant Applications

Post Event Report

For additional assistance or questions regarding grants, contact Terri Messler, Terri.Messler@VisitTallahassee.com or 850-606-2331.

The Leon County Division of Tourism (Visit Tallahassee) annually funds groups and organizations that coordinate events with a history of or significant potential for attracting visitors to the area who stay overnight in commercial lodging.

The Special Event Grant Program is administered by the Leon County Tourist Development Council and designated advisory groups including the Special Event Grant Committee and the Tallahassee Sports Council. 

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.

Tourism Strategic Plan

2017-2018 Tallahassee Area Tourism Infographic

FY 2017 Legislative Report

2017-2018 Marketing Insights

2018-2019 Co-op Opportunities

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Mosquito Bite Protection in Florida

Sales Plans

Research Reports

Visit Tallahassee Staff

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

Kerri L. Post
Executive Director
Kerri.Post@VisitTallahassee.com

Dionte Gavin
Senior Operations Manager
Dionte.Gavin@VisitTallahassee.com

Aundra Bryant
Administrative Assistant 
Aundra.Bryant@VisitTallahassee.com

Marketing & Sales

Scott Lindeman
Marketing Communications Director
Scott.Lindeman@VisitTallahassee.com

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

Katie Gardocki
Director of Leisure Travel
Katie.Gardocki@VisitTallahassee.com

Renee Jones
PR & Marketing Specialist
Renee.Jones@VisitTallahassee.com

Sports

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

Joe Piotrowski
Assistant Director of Sports 
Joe.Piotrowski@VisitTallahassee.com

Visitor Services

Terri Messler
Visitor Services Director
Terri.Messler@VisitTallahassee.com