Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

Meetings


The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee meets on an as needed basis to review applications submitted by local organizations requesting lodging tax funds for tourism projects. 

Members

   Position Name Appointed Term Exp.
         1 Denny Grosclaude 01/27/2020 12/31/2020
         2 Yvonne Gilbert 01/27/2020 12/31/2020
         3 Richard Anderson 01/27/2020 12/31/2020
         4 Kelly Coughlin 01/27/2020 12/31/2020

City Council Liaison



Council Member Sean Sundwall

Staff Liaison


 
Dylan Gamble 
 Assistant Planner
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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.