Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

Meetings


The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee meets each year in the fall to review applications submitted by local organizations requesting lodging tax funds. They also meet throughout the year on an as-needed basis to review mid-year funding requests. 

Members

     
Sean Sundwall, Chair 01/01/2018 12/31/2018
Richard Anderson 01/01/2018 12/31/2018
Denny Grosclaude 01/01/2018 12/31/2018
Dick Kirby 01/01/2018 12/31/2018
Jeff Sprague 01/01/2018 12/31/2018

City Council Liaison: 
Email Sean Sundwall

Staff Liaisons: 
Email Mark Hofmann
Email Joan Pliego

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.