City seeks volunteers for Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

Press Release Date:
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Vancouver Hilton hotel and convention center in downtown Vancouver

The City of Vancouver is seeking applicants for two volunteer positions on the City’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee. Applications must be received by 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 24.

The city is authorized to collect a 4 percent lodging tax on hotel, motel or bed and breakfast stays. The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is a volunteer body that makes recommendations to the Vancouver City Council regarding how that tax revenue is spent. In 2016, the committee awarded over $1 million in lodging tax revenue grants to local projects and events that increase tourism within the city.

To apply online, visit To request an application or for more information, contact Michelle Bartley in the City Manager’s Office by mail at City Hall, P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668-1995, by email at or by calling 360-487-8607.

Eligible applicants must be an employee or board member from an arts, tourism, cultural or community organization that is eligible to receive lodging tax funding.

Committee members serve two-year terms and meets 4-6 times per year. Guidelines for committee membership are set by the State of Washington through RCW 67.28.1817.

For more information about the committee, visit

Jan Bader, City Manager's Office