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A partnership with Visit Tallahassee offers you opportunities for promoting your business or event in one of Southern Living's Top 10 Cities in the South. Building strong relationships within our community helps us to achieve our mission – to enhance the region’s economic growth and quality of life by collaboratively inspiring the vitality of Tallahassee’s visitor economy.

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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 Meeting Materials



Tourist Development Council Members

Commissioner Brian Welch
Leon County
301 S Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Curtis Richardson
City of Tallahassee
300 S. Adams St.
Tallahassee FL 32301

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kathleen Spehar
Director of COCA
816 South Martin Luther King Junior Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Michael J. Collins, Assistant Director
FSU Campus Recreation
1001 West St. Augustine St.
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2319



Leon County Tourist Development Council
Phone: (850) 606-2300
Fax:  (850) 606-2304
Kerri L. Post, Executive Director-Leon County Division of Tourism

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


Kerri L. Post
Executive Director

Dionte Gavin
Senior Operations Manager

Aundra Bryant
Administrative Assistant

Marketing & Sales

Katie Kole
Director of Marketing

Scott Lindeman
Marketing Communications Director

Janet Roach
Meetings & Conventions Sales Director

Katie Gardocki
Director of Leisure Travel

Renee Jones
PR & Marketing Specialist


Amanda Heidecker
Director of Sports

Joe Piotrowski
Assistant Director of Sports

Visitor Services

Terri Messler
Visitor Services Director

Your partnership with the Leon County Division of Tourism/Visit Tallahassee helps maximize exposure to potential travelers and continues to grow our tourism economy. Take advantage of our co-op advertising plans, digital presence, social media audiences and brand recognition to drive more traffic to your business! Opportunities are offered on a first-come first-served basis so secure your spot in one (or all!) of these opportunities today by reaching out to Scott Lindeman at (850) 606-2322 or

2023 Cooperative Advertising Opportunities

Take advantage of Visit Tallahassee’s annual advertising buy and bring more customers to your hotel, restaurant or attraction this year through our cooperative advertising program. These cost-effective options allow you to reach consumers in key markets. Specifically, the Arts Co-op is designed exclusively for arts, cultural and heritage organizations. The multi-channel opportunities provide affordable, cost-effective means of reaching consumers in geographically targeted markets.

>>> Click here for Co-ops


We want to share your promotions to attract more visitors to Tallahassee. If you are running a special room rate, dinner specials or attraction promotions, please share them with us to promote on our website and social media pages. Need ideas? Reach out to our team for inspiration.

Deadline for participation – Ongoing


Be sure to submit your event on and mobile app by clicking here. If you have Facebook event, invite Visit Tallahassee to act as a “Co-host” to increase your exposure to potential visitors.

Please allow 1-2 business days for your event to appear online.


Every month, Visit Tallahassee sends emails to thousands of people promoting the destination. Space is limited so if you would like to have your business featured, please reach out to us for upcoming opportunities.

Deadline for participation is the 15th of the preceding month.


If you have a story that you want to share with visitors, our team would love to work with you to create customized content for the website and mobile app.

Deadline for participation – Ongoing


Our partners are welcome to utilize our growing photo database that is ideal for websites and social media #iHeartTally. To make a request for images, please click here<.

Leon County Division of Tourism 2021 Grant Cycle is Now Open Through August 25, 2020

In its ongoing efforts to promote safe visitation to the area, the Leon County Division of Tourism grant program will financially assist events that support the local economy and implement CDC guidelines in accordance with Leon County’s Response and Reopening Plan.

Per the annual nature of this grant cycle, applications are in anticipation of better future conditions that would allow these events to occur. New to the grants program this year, the event must comply with allowable crowd size and public gathering regulations as outlined by state and local government and implement social distancing and hygiene practices consistent with CDC guidance. The applicant must also provide information on how the event will address safety and public health for all event staff, vendors and attendees.

All applicants are required to attend or watch one of three online workshops scheduled for July 30 at 3 p.m., Aug. 11 at 3 p.m. and Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. A recording of the workshop will be made available on the Visit Tallahassee website for those who are unable to attend during the scheduled live sessions.

Contact Contact

Kerri L. Post

Executive Director-Tourism Development
(850) 606-2300

Scott Lindeman

Marketing Communications Director
(850) 606-2322


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