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 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.