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Function/Purpose of the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

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

2020 Committee Members (2021 Members TBD)

Genie Pruitt, Best Western Silverdale Beach Hotel

Patrick Stoltz, Port Gamble Guest Houses

Charlee Glock-Jackson, Olalla Americana Music Festival

Carla Larson, Silverdale Whaling Days

Meeting Time and Location

2021 schedule for the distribution of the 2022 funds will be as follows:

​RFP Opens -------------------------------------------------------------------------------July 12, 2021
​RFP Closes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

​August 13, 2021 @ 3:00pm

​Bid Conference--------------------------------------------------------------------------
​July 29, 2021 1:00 pm Via Teams Call +1 253-617-4979, ID 653 144 812 
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​Interviews (Final)-----------------------------------------------------------------------


 

​August 24-25, 2021  Via Zoom


​Denial Letters/Awards Letters (tentatively)---------------------------------
​To be announced
​2017 Funding RecipientsLodging Tax 210-2016 (2017 Funds).pdf
​2018 Funding RecipientsLodging Tax 167-2017 (2018 Funds).pdf
​2019 Funding Recipients2019 Funds Lodging Tax 162-2018 Reso.pdf
​2020 Funding Recipients​2020 Funds Lodging Tax 158-2019 Reso
​2021 Funding Recipients
2021 Funds Lodging Tax 141-2020 Reso

Click here for for information on lodging taxes.


Membership

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is composed of at least five members, appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.  The committee membership includes: (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. 

The number of members who are representatives of businesses required to collect tax must 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.

Individuals representing organizations involved in activities and local agencies promoting tourism that are authorized to be funded by lodging tax revenue but which are not applying for funds in current distribution year, and businesses required to collect lodging tax, may apply to serve on the committee. 

Staff Contact

Lee Reyes 360-337-4471, lreyes@co.kitsap.wa.us
Vicki Martin 360-337-4788, vmartin@co.kitsap.wa.us