TDC maps beach ambassador program

Published: Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 09:34 AM.

“It is really about brand management,” Jenkins said. “It is a way of talking to people. It is Hospitality 101.”

On the code enforcement side, if the “ambassador” sees someone driving on the beach sans permit they can gently tell the driver that they can visit the Welcome Center – which will sell beach driving permits this year – of the Tax Collector’s Office to obtain a permit.

The ambassador can provide directions.

If they see an individual out on the beach with a beer bottle, they can greet the tourist while letting them know plastic would be better and is county law.

Same for pets – an “ambassador” can admire the pet, one-on-one with the owner, while reminding of leash laws.

Lastly, Jenkins said, these “ambassadors” will assist as the county moves toward more of a Leave No Trace model, encouraging folks to pick up and pack up their things for the night after a day in the sun.

This is where code enforcement and hospitality intertwine.

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