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 RCW 67.28 the Committee comprises 5 members: the chair shall be a County Councilmember, two members must represent lodging establishments, two members must represent agencies or activities eligible to receive lodging tax funding. In addition, Snohomish County Code 4.41 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 05/17/2019, there is one (1) opening on the committee for a Lodging Industry representative. If you qualify as a representative from a lodging establishment that collects lodging tax revenue and you are interested in serving on the committee, please apply online.

Contact Rich Huebner at 425-388-6626 for more information.

Hotel/Motel Small Fund Grant Application

2020 Grant Workshop and Application Process

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.

Applications for the 2020 Hotel/Motel Grant are currently being accepted and are due by August 16, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. at Willis Tucker Park: Attn. Rich Huebner, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish, WA 98296. Applications must be mailed in or hand delivered, no faxed or emailed applications will be accepted; if submitting by mail, the packet submittal must be received by the submission deadline. Submissions received after the due date will not be accepted.

To apply, please download and complete the application packet. If you were unable to attend the 2020 Hotel/Motel Small Fund Grant Workshop, please download and review the workshop presentation.

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

Email Rich Huebner | 425-388-6626


2018 Lodging Tax Advisory Committee Board Matrix

Meeting Schedule

Regular meetings are held in June, September and October of each year and special meetings are scheduled as needed.

The regular meetings are usually held from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and are held at the Snohomish County Everett Campus.

Next Scheduled Meeting Time

The first meeting of 2019 has not yet been scheduled. The date and time of the meeting will be posted here when scheduled, and will take place in Council Chambers, 8th Floor Admin East.
Snohomish County
3000 Rockefeller Avenue
Everett, WA 98201

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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)
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