Walton TDC opts back into Visit Florida program

WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Walton County will soon be back in the loop with Visit Florida.

Last month the Walton County Tourist Development Council opted out of participation in the statewide program after they said some changes left them with too many questions.

Those changes included requiring participants to report everyone the TDC does business with and to make paid board members' salaries public.

"As far as the reporting, it's something that just wasn't clear what was required and we just wanted to make sure that we had complete clarity and understanding of what was required before we moved forward. And now that we have those questions answered we feel conformable moving forward with Visit Florida," said Walton TDC Executive Director, Jay Tusa.

Tusa also said that because board members are volunteers and not paid employees, they will not have to disclose their salaries.

TDC officials said after getting some legal advice, they now feel comfortable with their understanding.

They added once dues are paid, they should be back involved with the program within the next few days.