Tourism Development Committee

Paradise reveals relaxing branding image for county tourism

Paradise reveals relaxing branding image for county tourism

Navarre Beach, Florida’s most relaxing place. That is the new motto expected to be tagged to the advertising and marketing for Santa Rosa County tourism. Read the full article in the March 2 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Commissioners back off park fees for organizations

Commissioners back off park fees for organizations

Commissioners will vote Thursday to restructure the fee schedule for use of public facilities and parks to be comparable with other counties. After months of debate, the board decided to exclude “open spaces” in those parks from the fees to protect existing not for profit events. Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce CEO, Judy Morehead, […]

Cost of deputy raises $1.8 million

Cost of deputy raises $1.8 million

On Jan. 23, Santa Rosa’s new sheriff Bob Johnson will go before the board to ask for nearly $1.8 million in raises for his deputies trying to fulfill the promise he made to his officers at his swearing in ceremony. The reasoning Johnson says is the stark difference in pay between Santa Rosa and other […]

Snowbirds flock to Navarre Beach

Snowbirds flock to Navarre Beach

Though the nesting birds have long since left Navarre’s shores, a new flock of featherless birds have begun to arrive. It’s snowbird season. “Snowbird” is the affectionate term for seniors that travel to beaches along the Gulf Coast during the winter months. T.J. Goulet of the Navarre Beach Snowbirds Club said these visitors come from […]

Tourism board favors current marketing agency

Tourism board favors current marketing agency

After hearing three 30-plus minutes of presentations Sept. 1, the Santa Rosa County Tourism Development Board ranked advertising and marketing company Davis, South, Barnett and Patrick Public Relations and Advertising (DSBP) as their top pick for managing marketing of the county’s tourism for the next three years. DSBP has been working with the county for […]

Grant money brings big entertainment to Santa Rosa for 2016-17

Grant money brings big entertainment to Santa Rosa for 2016-17

The Santa Rosa County Tourism Development Committee (TDC) approved $61,225 in grants Tuesday, June 7 to fund 18 events such as festivals, 5Ks, concerts, parades and even butterfly tagging in the county. The funds are part of the bed-tax budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal years. Bed taxes are collected on visitors to the county who […]