SWB Tourism Update/CFHLA

Former Commissioner Scott Boyd (center) receives the 2016 CFHLA Public Servant of the Year award from Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association representatives (l. to r.) Board of Directors Chairman David Bartek, Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Peter Kacheris, Political Action Committee Chairman Jay Leonard, and President and CEO Rich Maladecki.

The Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association honored Scott Boyd, former Orange County District 1 commissioner, as the association’s 2016 CFHLA Public Servant of the Year. Former Commissioner Boyd was recognized at CFHLA’s February membership luncheon at DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando, which also featured a presentation by Bobby Bowers of STR on Central Florida hotel occupancy and room rate research information.

The CFHLA Public Servant of the Year award is presented annually to a community leader who has demonstrated dedication to the advancement of Central Florida’s hospitality industry. Boyd, who recently departed the county commission due to term limits, was first elected to the Orange County Board of County Commissioners in 2008. He has long been an important partner of Central Florida’s tourism and hospitality industry, having supported revisions to the Venues Agreement to enhance projects, including the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Orange County Convention Center, and Camping World Stadium.

Additionally, Boyd has served as a regional ambassador on several Visit Orlando trips to promote Central Florida as a world-class destination. His attentiveness to hospitality industry priorities was highlighted by his efforts during his final weeks in office to support CFHLA’s initiative to amend the county’s alcohol ordinance relating to hours of alcohol sales and service. If approved by the current board, this amendment will provide an enhanced customer experience for visitors to the region and Orange County residents. CFHLA salutes Boyd for his leadership and service to the Central Florida community. 💓


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