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Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

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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. If you have a new event that will take place in the City of Tumwater, please contact Hanna Miles at (360) 754-4120.

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) 6/18/2021
2. Chami Ro, Comfort Inn Conference Center and GuestHouse Inn & Suites (taxed business)
6/18/2021
3. VACANT, (taxed business)
6/18/2021
4. Satpal Sohal, La Quinta Inn & Suites (taxed business)
6/18/2021
5. Brian Reynolds, Olympic Flight Museum (potential tax recipient)
6/18/2021
6. Dave Bills, Tumwater Area Chamber of Commerce (potential tax recipient)
6/18/2021
7. Kelly Green, Tumwater Craft, (potential tax recipient)
6/18/2021

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

Lodging Tax Final Report Formword-icon

2020 Lodging Tax Final Reports

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

Organization

Report

Date

Tumwater Valley Golf Club - City of Tumwater
Final PDF file
2020
Washington State Senior Games
Final PDF file
2020
WSU Food Systems Cascadia Grains Conference Final PDF file 2020

 

See 2019 Lodging Tax Final Reports2018 Lodging Tax Final Reports. To view prior years, contact Hanna Miles, Executive Asst./Deputy City Clerk, hmiles@ci.tumwater.wa.us or call (360) 754-4120.

Lodging Tax Advisory Committee Meetings 

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

2018 & 2019 Meetings 

Date

Meeting Type

Agenda

Minutes

10/14/2019
Committee
Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)
Minutes 
09/17/2019
Committee
Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)

Minutes - AM Session
Minutes - PM Session

09/17/2018
Committee
Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)
Minutes 
09/19/2018 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

The City of Tumwater takes pride in ensuring that people with disabilities are able to take part in, and benefit from, the range of public programs, services, and activities offered by the City. To request an accommodation or alternate format of communication, please contact the City Clerk by calling (360) 252-5488 or email cityclerk@ci.tumwater.wa.us. For vision or hearing impaired services, please contact the Washington State Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-(800)-833-6384. To contact the City’s ADA Coordinator directly, call (360) 754-4128 or email ADACoordinator@ci.tumwater.wa.us.