Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

Lodging Tax Advisory Committee Funding

The City of Snoqualmie Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) application process for tourism project funding for 2024 is closed.   

Local organizations that coordinate activities for tourists and positively impact tourism and economic development in Snoqualmie are eligible to apply. This program is funded through the City of Snoqualmie’s share of lodging sales tax collected by the state for lodging in Snoqualmie.

Meetings

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) meets on an as needed basis to review applications submitted by local organizations requesting lodging tax funds for tourism projects. The LTAC Committee typically meets no less than twice per year.

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  • City Council Liaison:  Bryan Holloway
  • Staff Liaison:  Nicole Wiebe | Community Liaison

[** Note: LTAC meets on an as needed basis. Thus 'current agenda' may reflect a date that was months prior. **]

Members

   Pos. No. Name Appointed Term Exp.
         1 VACANT   12/31/2024
         2 Laurie Hay 12/11/2023 12/31/2024
         3 Richard Anderson 12/11/2023 12/31/2024
         4 Kelly Coughlin 12/11/2023 12/31/2024
         * Councilmember Bryan Holloway    

Membership

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee shall consist of at least five members. The members of the lodging tax advisory committee shall be appointed by the mayor, subject to confirmation by the city council.

The committee membership shall include (A) at least two members who are representatives of businesses required to collect tax; and (B) at least two members who are persons involved in activities authorized to be funded by revenue received from the hotel-motel tax; and (C) one member who shall be an elected official who shall serve as chair of the committee. Persons eligible for appointment as representatives of businesses required to collect taxes shall not also be eligible for appointment as persons involved in activities authorized to be funded by revenue received from the hotel-motel tax.

Duties

The purpose of the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is to serve in an advisory capacity to the Snoqualmie City Council and perform the functions of a lodging tax advisory committee under RCW 67.28.1817.

The committee shall submit to the Council comments on any proposal in a timely manner through generally applicable public comment procedures. The committee's comments shall include an analysis of the extent to which the proposal will accommodate activities for tourists or increased tourism, and the extent to which the proposal will affect the long-term stability of the fund established for receipt of revenue from the Hotel-Motel Tax.