The Tourist Development Council

The Duval County Tourist Development Council (TDC) is the governing body that oversees the collection and distribution of the local-option tourist development tax authorized to counties by Florida Statutes.

The Tourist Development Council (TDC) is appointed by the City Council President. It consists of nine members; three city council members, three hotel operators/owners, and three hospitality industry representatives. The City Council President is the chairman of the TDC.

Committee Members:

Chair: Council President Tommy Hazouri

Vice Chair: Council Vice President Sam Newby

Scott Wilson, Elected Official

Steven J. Grossman, Airline Industry Representative

Jeffrey Truhlar, Accommodation

Angela Phillips, Accommodation

Craig F. Smith, Tourist Industry

Kirit K. Patidar, Accommodation

Dennis Chan-Appointment resolution pending

Contact Staff:

Lillian Graning (Executive Director)
(904) 255-5504
LGraning@coj.net

Kim Taylor (Auditor)
(904) 255-5500
KTaylor@coj.net

Lawsikia Hodges (General Counsel)
(904) 255-5059
LHodges@coj.net