Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

About the Board

This committee was established to review applications for funding from lodging taxes collected by the county, and make recommendations to the Council on those applications and related lodging tax issues. Per Chapter 67.28 of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) the Committee comprises 5 members: the chair shall be an elected official of the County, two members must represent lodging establishments, two members must represent agencies or activities eligible to receive lodging tax funding. In addition, Chapter 4.41 of the Snohomish County Code (SCC) permits appointment of an ex officio (non-voting) representative to be drawn from a city in Snohomish County. Members are appointed at large by the Council. While there is no defined term of service, appointments are reviewed annually by Council.

As of March 9, 2020, the committee membership is full. Hoteliers or prospective recipients of funds who are interested in being considered for future vacancies are asked to submit a Snohomish County Boards and Commissions member application, which can be found here.

Contact Carol Peterson at 425-388-6605 for more information.

Hotel/Motel Small Fund Grant Application

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, there will not be the regularly scheduled Small Fund Grant Application Process for 2021.  The County has decided to postpone the current application process and will review the situation in November and at that time decide if it will open up an application process for 2021 events/promotions.  We thank you for your patience and understanding as we move through this unprecedented time.

2020 Grant Workshop and Application Process POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The 2020 Hotel/Motel Small Fund Grant Workshop was hosted on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Willis Tucker Park: 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish, WA 98296, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Workshop included a presentation by Tyler Chism, Principal of Everett-based Milltown Creative Company, who presented the final brand packages for each of the four regional brands, including the look and feel of the logos, colors, and how they will be used for marketing your region to visitors. County staff also showcased "Arrivalist", an exciting new data platform and innovative tool which helps benchmark visitor behavior and included a preview of how long visitors stay and where they frequent. This information, included in the presentation packet below, can be used to help grant recipients identify the best markets to target their marketing efforts.

If you were unable to attend the 2020 Hotel/Motel Small Fund Grant Workshop, the workshop presentation is available for download.

Applications for the 2020 Hotel/Motel Grant were accepted between June 21 and August 16, 2019. Applications were reviewed by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee at its meeting on September 11, 2019, and the committee made its grant allocation recommendations. Applicants have been notified, and contracts are in process.

For more information, or if you have questions, require additional information, or are in need of technical assistance, please contact Carol Peterson, Tourism Promotion Coordinator.

Email Carol Peterson | 425-388-6605



2020 Lodging Tax Advisory Committee Membership Matrix

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are scheduled annually and as needed.

Regular meetings are usually held from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at either the Snohomish County Everett Campus or the Snohomish County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department Administrative Offices at Willis Tucker Park.

Next Scheduled Meeting Time

The date and time of the next Snohomish County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee meeting will be posted here once scheduled.

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Agenda and Minutes

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9/13/2017 Agenda (PDF)
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9/23/2017 Agenda (PDF)
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10/23/2017 Agenda (PDF)
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06/27/2018 Agenda (PDF)
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09/17/2018 Agenda (PDF) Minutes (PDF)
10/30/2018 Agenda (PDF) Minutes (PDF)
09/11/2019 Agenda (PDF) Minutes (PDF)
11/19/2019 Agenda (PDF) Minutes (PDF)
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