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Funds Available Now for Special Events and Festivals NEW to Tumwater

In 2016, the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) and Tumwater City Council set aside $50,000 to be distributed over three years to encourage new special events and festivals designed to attract tourists to the City of Tumwater. Understanding that new events may occur outside of the regular Lodging Tax application cycle, the LTAC will meet throughout the year as new applications are submitted.

If you have a new event or festival that qualifies for Lodging Tax funds and are interested in having your event in Tumwater, please complete the New Event Lodging Tax Application word-icon and Budget Form.1-excel-icon

Completed applications can be dropped off at Tumwater City Hall or mailed to: Hanna Miles, Executive Department, 555 Israel Road SW, Tumwater, WA  98501.

Tumwater Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is composed of a cross-section of representatives from the tourism industry. The Committee meets two to three times per year to develop a recommendation to the City Council for distribution of lodging tax funds. A policy to guide the City's investment of lodging tax in tourism related activities, facilities, and programs has been established through Resolution No. R2016-006.

Lodging tax, also called hotel/motel tax, is an additional 2% charge assessed to each hotel or motel room stay in the City. These revenues are earmarked for funding tourism-related activities as prescribed by state law. RCW 67.28.180; RCW 67.28.181; RCW 67.28.1816; Resolution No. R97-022; TMC Chapter 3.12

Funded agencies are required to apply each year and report back to the City on the use of funds. The open application period is typically the first business day in August to the last business day in August with application review and funding recommendations in September/October.

Residency & Term

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is a five-to-seven member committee composed of 2-3 representatives from the hotel/motel industry, 2-3 potential recipients of Lodging Tax funds and one City representative, who serves as Chair. Committee member roles are determined by RCW 67.28.1817 and Ordinance No. O2017-011. Terms are reviewed on an annual basis.

Committee Members Term Expiration
1. Councilmember Eileen Swarthout - Chair (elected official) 6/18/2018
2. Chami Ro, Comfort Inn Conference Center and GuestHouse Inn & Suites (taxed business)
6/18/2018
3. Jeff Bae, Best Western Tumwater-Olympia Inn (taxed business)
6/18/2018
4. Satpal Sohal, La Quinta Inn & Suites (taxed business)
6/18/2018
5. Brian Reynolds, Olympic Flight Museum (potential tax recipient)
6/18/2018
6. Dave Bills, Tumwater Area Chamber of Commerce (potential tax recipient)
6/18/2018
7. Brett Hardcastle, Tumwater Downtown Association (potential tax recipient)
6/18/2018

Staff Contact

Hanna Miles, Executive Asst./Deputy City Clerk, hmiles@ci.tumwater.wa.us or call (360) 754-4120.

Forms & Reports

Lodging Tax Invoice Form word-icon

2017 Lodging Tax Final Reports

As per RCW 67.28.1816, Lodging Tax Final Reports must be made available to the public.

Organization Report Date
Artesian Brewfest - City of Tumwater
Final pdf-icon-sm
2017
Craft Brewing and Distilling Center Marketing
Final pdf-icon-sm
2017
Greater Olympia Dixieland Jazz Society
Final pdf-icon-sm
2017
Lakefair Run Organization
Final pdf-icon-sm
2017
Old Brewhouse
Final pdf-icon-sm
2017
Olympia Tumwater Foundation Historic Cultural Services Final  pdf-icon-sm
2017
Olympic Flight Museum
Final pdf-icon-sm
2017
Olympia Lacey Tumwater Visitor and Convention Bureau
Final  pdf-icon-sm 2017
Saint Martin's University
Final pdf-icon-sm
2017
The Washington Center for the Performing Arts
Final pdf-icon-sm
2017
Tumwater Downtown Association
Final pdf-icon-sm
2017
Tumwater Historic Buildings and Operations
Final pdf-icon-sm
2017
Tumwater Historical Association
Final pdf-icon-sm
2017
Tumwater Marching Band
Final pdf-icon-sm
2017
Tumwater Soccer Club
Final pdf-icon-sm
2017
Washington Distillers Guild Final pdf-icon-sm
2017 
Washington State Senior Games Final pdf-icon-sm 2017
WSU Jefferson County Extension
Final pdf-icon-sm
2017
Wolf Haven International
Final pdf-icon-sm
2017

 

See 2016 Lodging Tax Final Reports2015 Lodging Tax Final Reports2014 Lodging Tax Final Reports.

Lodging Tax Advisory Committee Meetings 

The committee meets two to three times per year. Visit the City Calendar for the current meeting schedule.

2017 Meetings

Date Meeting Type Agenda Minutes 
09/28/2017
Committee
Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)
Minutes 
09/25/2017
Committee
Agenda & Items (Staff Reports) Minutes 



 



 
   
 

Past Meetings

For your convenience, meeting records from the past year are available on the City's website. For meeting records from prior years, search the Tumwater Records Center

Accommodations

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations provided upon request, with reasonable, adequate notice. Contact the City Clerk at cityclerk@ci.tumwater.wa.us or call (360) 754-4130.