Committees and Work Groups

Committees

Since VISIT FLORIDA was created in 1996, being an industry-driven organization has been its greatest asset. The best and brightest minds in Florida tourism have helped guide the operations of VISIT FLORIDA to make it the pre-eminent model on how the private and public sectors can successfully work together in support of destination marketing.

What is the purpose of Committees?
VISIT FLORIDA's Board of Directors established committees to enhance and maximize industry input toward fulfilling VISIT FLORIDA's commitment to being "industry-led."

What is each Committee's focus?
The 2018-2019 VISIT FLORIDA Committees are Audit, Finance, Marketing Council, and the Industry Services, Small Business and Rural Development Council. Professional background, skill set and current business role are all factors in committee placement.

Who usually serves on a Committee?
Committee members are volunteers dedicated to putting the industry above their own interests as they interact with VISIT FLORIDA's staff. VISIT FLORIDA Partners, including some of the industry's foremost experts, serve on the committees, which meet on a regular basis to recommend strategic actions.

How long is the term for serving on a Committee?
Committee members are appointed annually running congruently with our fiscal year from July 1 - June 30.

What is the time commitment for a Committee?
Typically, the committees convene several times throughout the fiscal year. Often, committees meet via conference call or webinar. Depending on committee, face-to-face meetings may occur as part of VISIT FLORIDA's annual Leadership Summit and the VISIT FLORIDA Board of Directors meetings.


Work Groups

VISIT FLORIDA's Board of Directors established Work Groups to cultivate closer relationships between VISIT FLORIDA and industry sectors and harness collective knowledge to advance tourism in the state.

What is each Work Group's focus?
Work Groups are assembled around specific issues, market needs, or projects. Group members will be selected on an as-needed basis from diverse areas of expertise and geography.

Who serves on a Work Group?
Work Group members are dedicated volunteers working collaboratively with VISIT FLORIDA staff and Partners, including some of the industry's foremost experts, to solve challenges and maximize opportunities. Tourism industry professionals interested in serving on a work group and becoming more involved with the strategic direction of VISIT FLORIDA, are encouraged to fill out this application.

How long is the term for serving on a Work Group?
There is no term for serving on a Work Group. Members will be selected on an as-needed basis from diverse areas of expertise and geography.

What is the time commitment for a Work Group?
Once assembled, typically, the Work Groups convene several times throughout the fiscal year. Often, Work Groups meet via conference call or webinar.


For questions about VISIT FLORIDA's Committees or Work Groups, contact Joey Bell at (850) 205-3857.