TDC Members

The Tourism Development Council, or TDC, is an advisory board to the director and staff of Destin-Fort Walton Beach. It is comprised of three members representing bed tax collectors, three members of tourism-related entities, and three elected officials–including one county commissioner.

TDC meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 8:30 AM. The meeting location is typically at the Okaloosa County Administration Building in Shalimar. Below is our current Tourism Development Council:

Paul Mixon

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Commissioner, Okaloosa County

Doug Capps

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Councilman, City of Crestview

Teresa Hebert

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Councilwoman, City of Destin

Mike Holmes

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Councilman, City of Fort Walton Beach

Ken Wampler

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President, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties

Nick Sarra

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Vice Chair
Chief Operating Officer, Saltwater Restaurants

Jackie Blue

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Director of Sales & Marketing, The Island

Heather Seely-Perez

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Director of Sales, InterMountain Management


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Healthy Risk-Taking For Teens + Tweens Through Adventure Travel

Healthy Risk-Taking For Teens + Tweens Through Adventure Travel “Be careful! Watch out! Get down!” As a parent, you’ve probably shouted those phrases multiple times to your children as they played and explored the world around them. Protecting our children is our utmost responsibility, and it can be hard to…

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Trip Ideas

While beachgoers can lay out on the sand, shoppers can stroll down the HarborWalk Village and savor plates of Gulf-to-Table seafood. What will you do in Destin-Fort Walton Beach?

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Adapting water activities for kids of multiple ages

Adapting water activities for kids of multiple ages This post was written by Sara McCarty, founder of Run Wild My Child, in partnership with Destin-Fort Walton Beach. If you have more than one kid, you know that it’s often hard to find activities that keep multiple kids of…

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Stingray in the ocean

How to tell Manta Rays and Stingrays apart

Out of all the wildlife you may spot in Destin-Fort Walton Beach, one of the most distinctive is a ray gliding through the water like a flat alien spaceship.

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Sailing in Destin-Fort Walton Beach

Have you gone sailing yet?  You can’t beat the beautiful water on the Gulf of Mexico.  Here are a few options for a sailing experience you won’t forget.

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Kitty Hawk Kites Fly into Spring

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