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Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

LODGING TAX ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Function/Purpose
To advise and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on how best to distribute and expend lodging tax revenue.

Meeting Time and Location
August 25, 2016 9:00 AM - 2:40 PM - Port Blakely Conference Room Kitsap County Administration Building (3rd floor)

Membership
At least five members, appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.  The committee membership shall include: (a) at least two members who are representatives of businesses required to collect the lodging tax; and (b) at least two members who are persons involved in activities authorized to be funded by revenue received.  Persons who are eligible for appointment under (a) of this section are not eligible for appointment under (b) of this section.  Person who are eligible for appointment under (b) of this section are not eligible for appointment under (a) of this section. 

Organizations representing businesses required to collect tax under this chapter, organizations involved in activities authorized to be funded by revenue received under this chapter, and local agencies involved in tourism promotion may submit recommendations for membership on the committee to the Board of County Commissioners.  The number of members who are representatives of businesses required to collect tax shall equal the number of members who are involved in activities authorized to be funded by revenue received.  One member shall be an elected official of Kitsap County who shall serve as chair.  The committee may include one nonvoting member who is an elected official of a city or town in Kitsap County.

Staff Contact
Lee Reyes 360-337-4471, lreyes@co.kitsap.wa.us

2017 Lodging Tax Funds - Interviews held on Thursday, August 25th in the Port Blakely Conference room of the Administration Building.

October 12, 2016 - The Lodging Tax Committee will hold a meeting via phone at 10:00 AM in the Port Blakely Conference room to discuss project fund change request for the Silverdale Chamber of Commerce.

The LTAC recommendations were pre-approved by the Board of County Commissioners on Monday, September 19, 2016 for distributions of the 2017 Lodging Tax funds as shown below.  The allocations will be formerly executed by Resolution in December.

2017 Lodging Tax

Request

Recommendation

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

$15,000

$0

Central Stage Theatre (CSTOCK)

$15,250

$10,000

Fathoms O’ Fun

$10,000

$5,000

Kingston Chamber of Commerce

$33,720

$25,000

Kitsap County Historical Society

$36,000

$30,000

North Kitsap Tourism Coalition

$8,000

$0

Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce

$8,824

$3,000

Poulsbo Historical Society

$3,000

$0

Silverdale Chamber of Commerce

$183,770.73

$55,000

Visit Kitsap

$325,000

$270,000

WA State Science & Engineering Fair

$20,000

$20,000

Allocation Total:

$658,564.73

$418,000

Debt Service

$21,045

$21,045

TOTALS:

$679,609.73

$439,045.00

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 2016 Lodging Tax Advisory Committee
Members Representing Representing
Charlotte Garrido Kitsap County Commissioners Elected Official
Genie Pruitt Silverdale Beach Hotel Collector
Mary McClure Garden Studio by the Beach (B&B) Collector
Patrick Stults Port Gamble Guest Houses Collector
Eric Fredricks Kingston Lavender Festival Potential Recipient
Charlee Glock-Jackson Olalla Blue Grass Festival Potential Recipient
Mary Earl Clear Creek Task Force Potential Recipient

Last Updated:  September 28, 2016