Ron DeSantis appoints his presidential campaign donor Craig Mateer to the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District

26 days ago in "Reedy Creek Improvement District"

Posted: Wednesday March 27, 2024 8:30pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced the appointment of Craig Mateer to the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District.

Craig Mateer, of Orlando, is the founder of CCM Capital Group and was the founder and owner of Bags, Inc. He was a campaign donor for DeSantis' failed presidential bid and DeSantis had previously appointed him to the State University System's Board of Governors and the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

This appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

A position on the CFTOD board became available earlier this month when Martin Garcia, board chairman of the Ron DeSantis-appointed Central Florida Tourism Oversight District, vacated his position.

Garcia's departure came just days after CFTOD administrator Glen Gilzean took a new job as Supervisor of Elections in Orange County.

The next CFTOD board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 27, 2024.

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flynnibus4 days ago

Looks to be moved

wdwmagic4 days ago

Amazing, there is actually some real business on the agenda for a change.

DCBaker4 days ago

The agenda outline for the next CFTOD meeting on Wednesday, April 24 is available at this link*: *Edited to update as the link was changed after posting (thanks @flynnibus!).

flyakite6 days ago

Batman'sParents9 days ago

Was curious about this: Is there an expectation that CFTOD will delegate some responsibilities to the cities as part of the understanding between the state and Disney?

Dcgc2812 days ago

All good! I was going to be blown away lol

MR.Dis12 days ago

error, I edited the original post

mkt13 days ago

Here's the motion

mkt13 days ago

what's the new case number? Disregard, found it. 24-10342-H

Dcgc2813 days ago

They objected the delay?

MR.Dis13 days ago

Federal Judge officially granted a 60 day delay on the Federal Case. Disney requested so a new developement agreement could be negotiated, the CFTOD did not object.

mmascari18 days ago

Same formality as completing the new agreement. They clearly think everyone will work in good faith and get an acceptable resolution. One where not having representation in the CFTOD board is ok.

flynnibus18 days ago

Sounds like walking away from the Federal case is only a matter of formality at this point... or the roof caving in. Those aren't the words of someone cautiously optimistic for an outcome... those are the words of someone who already knows the game plan and they aren't holdiing a gun to anyone.