Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) is established by law to review applications for funding from lodging taxes collected by the City, and to make recommendations to the City Council on those applications and related lodging tax issues.

Members

Per Chapter 67.28 of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), the committee comprises of five members: the chair shall be an elected official of the City, two members must represent lodging establishments, two members must represent agencies or activities eligible to receive lodging tax funding.  Members are appointed at large by the Council.  While there is no defined term of service, appointments are reviewed annually by Council.

PositionCommittee Member
Woodinville City Council Representative (1)Deputy Mayor Les Rubstello, Mayor Gary Harris (alternate)
Lodging Tax Generating Business Representatives (2)Willows Lodge
Hampton Inn & Suites
Revenue User Representatives (2)Woodinville Chamber of Commerce
Woodinville Wine Country


Tourism Promotion Grant Application

The City of Woodinville solicits applications for its Tourism Promotion Grant Program mid-June through mid-August each year.  The goal of the program is to attract and welcome visitors to Woodinville throughout the year in order to stimulate the local economy and increase the number of overnight hotel stays.  Grants have ranged from $500 to $50,000 with an average grant of $10,000.

Tourism grant funding may be used to support an event, program, or activity designed to increase tourism by promoting the City as a tourism destination.  Organizations eligible to receive grant funding include:

  • Business organizations/associations (e.g., lodging association or Woodinville Wine Country)
  • Destination marketing organizations & Main Street organizations
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Other non-profit organizations

Woodinville tourism promotion grants are paid by a portion of the one percent sales tax on hotel rooms located in Woodinville.  The Woodinville LTAC will evaluate qualifying applications on a competitive basis and provide a recommendation to City Council for approval.  Tourism Promotion Grants are expected to be awarded in December of each year.

Meetings

LTAC meetings typically occur once a year to review the annual Tourism Grant Applications.

When available, prior and current meeting agendas, packets, and minutes can be viewed in the Agenda Center.

Established By

Revised Code of Washington Chapter 67.28 and Woodinville Municipal Code Chapter 3.17

  1. Blaine Fritts

    Blaine Fritts

    Finance Director
    Phone: 425-877-2261