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Tourist Development Council

​​​​Meeting Schedule: The Tourist Development Council meets every other month (February, April, June, August, Octobr and December) on the first Friday of that month. Meetings start at 9 a.m. unless otherwise noted and are held at the Murdock Administration Center in Room #106-B, 18500 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte.

Background: The Tourist Development Council oversees the operations of the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach and Convention Bureau (VCB), is mandated by state statute and enforced within Charlotte County.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Defines the VCB's purpose and establishes its governing principles.
Provides advice and consent with regard to policy and goals.
Approves the annual operating budget and monitors VCB's finances.
Provides direction and oversight for the VCB's operations.
Represents the VCB’s interests to external audiences.
Serves as an advocate for tourism and destination issues.


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