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  • Tourist Board Members

    Surfside isn’t just a wonderful place to live, it is also a fabulous place to vacation! Want to have a voice in how tourism impacts the quality of life in Surfside? In just a few short years, the Town’s visitor numbers have grown exponentially. The Tourist Board is looking for creative, committed individuals to help lead the discussion in finding innovative ways to welcome tourists while ensuring that all initiatives have a clear benefit to residents and the community.

    The Board manages one-third of the resort tax collection (4% accommodations tax and 2% food and beverage tax). This means you will have the power to direct those tourism dollars and chart the course of any promotional campaigns, marketing initiatives to help Surfside businesses, special events like Third Thursdays and First Fridays, holiday decorations, tourism social media accounts, and much more! Apply today and get involved.

    Appointment & Qualifications:
    The Tourist Board must consist of five members. Each commissioner must appoint one board member. All appointed board members must be ratified by a vote of the Town Commission. Each of the five members must either work or reside in Surfside and at least three to five members must have experience in tourism and/or tourism related activities. One of the members must also have education and/or experience in sustainability and resiliency, including but not limited to, environmental sciences.

    MEMBER 1 - Barbara Cohen
    MEMBER 2 - Lisa Herman
    MEMBER 3 - Neil Goodman
    MEMBER 4 - Charles Kesl
    MEMBER 5 - Cornelia Samara