City seeks volunteers for Lodging Tax Advisory Committee
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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 www.cityofvancouver.us/boards. 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 Michelle.Bartley@cityofvancouver.us 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 www.cityofvancouver.us/ltac.
Jan Bader, City Manager's Office