Lodging Tax Advisory Committee
Members: Councilmember Chang (Chair), 2 hoteliers and 2 non-profits.
Staff Liaison: City Clerk
Meeting Time and Location: TBD , 2017, 7:00pm, Port Orchard City Hall, Conference Room #306
COMMITTEE MEETING RECORDINGS ARE LOCATED BELOW THE AGENDAS AND MINUTES.
*Agendas are subject to change before meeting time.
2018 Lodging Tax Applications
Activities to promote tourism are funded through a tax on lodging at hotels, motels, inns, bed and breakfasts, camps, and other lodging facilities in which guests stay for a short time.
The funding is allocated to activities that promote tourism in the City of Port Orchard.
Applicants may consist of convention and visitors bureaus, destination marking organizations, nonprofits, including main street organizations, lodging associates, or chambers of commerce, and additionally the cities or towns themselves.
The LTAC Application for 2018 funding is available with a submission deadline set for September 5, 2017, by 4:00 pm.
• Applications may be submitted by any organization, group, or business (not-for-profit, municipality, etc.) interested in promoting tourism in the eligible areas noted above.
• Applicants will be requested to provide an oral presentation to the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC).
• Committee recommendations are completed and submitted to the City Council in October to be included in the following year's budget.
• Insurance requirements if awarded and depends on the type of service being provided outlined in the application.