New TDC Marketing Committee = New PCBDaily Contributor

by September 8, 2008 • 6 comments

I was notified this weekend that my service is no longer needed on the Bay County TDC marketing committee.  I guess they know where I stand, and have decided that my suggestions and directions are not in the best interest of the Bay County Tourism industry.

Therefore, I am pleased and honored to announce that I will now have time to serve as a contributing author for the news site.  Thanks to Jason for inviting me on board.

While Bryan Durta will continue to be the “TDC Watchdog,”  reporting all the facts, I look forward to adding suggestions and analysis regarding Bay County’s Tourist Development efforts.

I will also have the opportunity to be the “Trash Reporter,” reaching the large audience regarding the conditions of our beaches.

The new committee will be announced at Tuesday’s TDC meeting.  Only 2 members, Russ Smith and Phillip Griffits, Jr. will continue to serve on the committee.

I welcome all members of the community to contact me to discuss concerns, issues and ideas regarding tourism in Bay County.  My email address is

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1 Jason Koertge September 8, 2008 at 8:02 pm

Dude, welcome aboard!


2 John September 9, 2008 at 8:06 am

1. Welcome aboard !

2. Wasn’t the headline this weekend something like “Summer White Sale as Success !” ???

Sure, ok, so lets fire the marketing committee…..duh


3 Jason Koertge September 9, 2008 at 8:33 am

funny thing is, is that there isn’t any quantifiable data to support that the summer white sale WAS, indeed, a success.


4 Bryan Durta September 9, 2008 at 11:23 am

Great to see that you are now going to be a major contributor. And it couldn’t have come at a better time. Since I just found out today that Buddy Wilkes has named me to serve the CVB Marketing Committee, my personal standards are going to require that I discontinue my regular TDC/CVB meeting reports for PCBDaily. While I will still be here contributing to the site where appropriate, hopefully you and Jason will be able to report on the meetings.

And finally, thank you for your service on the marketing committee over the past 15 months. You are a great asset to the tourism industry, our visitors, and our residents. I was glad to see that many of your ideas have been included in the new TDC/CVB Strategic Plan that was just adopted by the board this morning.


5 Kirk Lancaster September 9, 2008 at 12:10 pm

Thanks for the kind words, Bryan. I am thrilled you were selected to the committee… it is good to have resident representation. I’ll try to keep up the good reporting with Jason on this site!