Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

Meetings

  • 2:00 pm
  • First Wednesday of each month.  
  • Council Conference Room
    501 N. Anderson St.
    Ellensburg, WA 98926

Next Meeting: January 3, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.

 December 6, 2023 Regular Meeting: **This meeting has been cancelled**

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Members

There are seven Lodging Tax Advisory Committee members:

  • Three members must be from the lodging industry
  • Three members must be from organizations involving activities authorized to receive tax proceeds
  • One member must be an elected City official

Lodging Tax Advisory Committee members serve two-year terms. The current Committee members are:

  • Marie Smith (organization authorized to receive proceeds), term expires December 31, 2024
  • Adam Winn (elected City official) - City Council Member & Commission Chair
  • VACANT (organization authorized to receive proceeds) term expires December 31, 2025
  • Lacie Dawson (lodging industry) term expires December 31, 2024
  • Gemma Fortier (lodging industry) term expires December 31, 2023
  • Steve Townsend (lodging industry) term expires December 31, 2024
  • VACANT (organization authorized to receive proceeds) term expires December 31, 2024

Responsibilities

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee operates under City Ordinance No. 4111 and is responsible for reviewing proposed changes to the lodging tax rate, exemptions, and use. Tax proceeds may be used for tourism promotion, the acquisition and operation of tourism-related facilities, and other uses as authorized by State law.