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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.

Meeting Time and Location

Tentative 2018 schedule for the distribution of the 2019 funds will be as follows:

​RFP Opens -------------------------------------------------------------------------------July 16, 2018
​RFP Closes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------​August 16, 2018 @ 3:00pm
​Interviews (Final)-----------------------------------------------------------------------

​August 29 & 30, 2018
(See schedule)

​Denial Letters/Awards Letters (tentatively)---------------------------------​September 29, 2018
​2017 Funding RecipientsLodging Tax 210-2016 (2017 Funds).pdf
​2018 Funding RecipientsLodging Tax 167-2017 (2018 Funds).pdf


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 2018, and businesses required to collect lodging tax, may apply to serve on the committee. 

Applications are currently being accepted. To apply, follow the link here.

Staff Contact

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