Tourism Promotion Area (TPA) Advisory Board

About the Advisory Board

The Tourism Promotion Area (TPA) Advisory Board was created under the authority of Chapter 35.101.080 RCW to serve in an advisory capacity to make use of lodging charges collected under Chapter 4.118 SCC. The Advisory Board is comprised of 14 members: five (5) lodging members, one from each of the five Snohomish County Council Districts; four (4) at-large lodging members; and five (5) non-lodging members, one from each of the five Districts. The purpose of the TPA is to increase overnight stays in Snohomish County. Additional considerations include: the improvement and development of tourism attractions, allowing for tourism marketing in new markets, increased advertising and trade show attendance and other marketing promotions. Pursuant to SCC 4.118.080, members of the Advisory Board may serve up to three consecutive, three year terms.

This Advisory Board meets monthly, on the third Tuesday, to review applications for funding from a lodging assessment collected by the County, and make recommendations to the Council on those applications and related tourism industry issues.

As of 08/01/2022, there are five vacancies on the TPA Board, two At-Large Lodging position, one District 3 Lodging position, and one District 4 Lodging position, and one District 4 Non-Lodging position. Interested applicants who work at a TPA-collecting hotel property located in the appropriate District, or work at such a property located elsewhere in the County and reside in the appropriate District, may apply online at this time.

For more information contact Simreet Dhaliwal at 425-388-3971 or email

Tourism Promotion Area Grant Application

Application Process

Applications for a Tourism Promotion Area (TPA) grant are due by 11:59 p.m. on the first day of each month. 

Please submit all completed grant applications to: 

Submissions are gathered and provided to the TPA Advisory Board for review and vote at that month’s board meeting. Applicants, prospective applicants and members of the public are welcome to attend the monthly Advisory Board meetings, which are currently held virtually via Zoom. Grant applicants are encouraged to attend the Advisory Board meeting in the month they apply and present their applications in person.

The TPA grant application may be downloaded here. Detailed instructions for submitting and completing the application can be found by visiting the Snohomish County Tourism Promotion Area website.

2020 Tourism Promotion Area grants allocated to date can be found here; 2019 grant allocations can be found here

For more information, have questions, or are in need of technical assistance, please contact Simreet Dhaliwal at 425-388-3971 or email 


2022 Tourism Promotion Area (TPA) Advisory Board Matrix

Meeting Schedule

Regular meetings are held monthly on the third Tuesday, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. by Zoom. Special meetings are scheduled as needed in consideration of board member and/or applicant scheduling conflicts or to address time sensitive business.

Next Scheduled Meeting Time

Please visit the Snohomish County Tourism Promotion Area website for meeting details include dates & times, agendas, zoom links, and past meeting minutes. 

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Agendas and Minutes

To review minutes of past TPA Advisory Board meetings, and agendas for past and upcoming meetings, and Zoom link(s), please visit the Snohomish County Tourism Promotion Area website.

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