Tourist Development Council
The Jackson County Tourist Development Council manages all advertising and promotions for tourism to the county and works diligently to promote events, businesses, and attractions to bring visitors to our communities. We offer marketing co-ops to tourism stakeholders, grants and sponsorships to qualified events, and resources for residents and locals. Visitor guides, brochures, maps, and other information on the county can be found at the Jackson County Visitors Center, located in the Russ House in Marianna.
Our funding comes from a 4% tourist development tax collected on transient rentals in Jackson County and must abide by the guidelines set forth in Florida Statute 125.014. The Tourist Development Council is the only county department that is self-funded, allowing general revenue funds to be spent on improving Jackson County for our residents.
You can find us online at visitjacksoncountyfla.com or follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates!
The Jackson County Tourist Development Council and Visit Jackson County is comprised of a 9 member advisory board in addition to two team members.
2021-2022 TDC Board Members
Tracy Hagan, Chairwoman – Grand Ridge Town Council
Kelly Ziglar, Vice Chair – The Lazy Acres Family Farm
Allen Ward – Marianna City Commissioner
Edd Sorenson – Owner, Cave Adventurers
Phil Spyckaboer – Manager, Three Rivers State Park
Kerrie Brogdon – Owner, KB Farms Cut Flowers
Jim Peacock – Jackson County Commissioner – District 5
Kerri Eaton – Owner, Airbib
Sami Almaswarmi – Owner, Airbnb and Mashaway Restaurant
Jackson County Tourist Development Team
Daniel Darbyshire, Interim TDC Director