The City of College Place is requesting proposals from parties interested in competing for estimated lodging tax funds available in the 2021 fiscal year. Lodging tax revenue under this chapter may be used directly by any municipality, or indirectly through a convention and visitors bureau or destination marketing organization for:
a.) Tourism marketing;
b.) The marketing and operations of special events and festivals designed to attract tourists;
c.) Supporting the operations and capital expenditures of tourism-related facilities owned or operated by a municipality or a public facilities district created under chapters 35.57 and 36.100 RCW; or
d.) Supporting the operations of tourism-related facilities owned or operated by nonprofit organizations described under 26 U.S.C. Sec. 501(c)(3) and 26 U.S.C. Sec. 501(c)(6) or the internal revenue code of 1986, as amended.
Such proposals are to be submitted using the city provided form available here, or by emailing the City Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org after September 29th, 2020
Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 by 4:00 p.m. received electronically at email@example.com.
Questions may be directed to Lisa Neissl, City Clerk at 509-394-8511.
Lodging Tax Advisory Committee
The LTAC shall consist of one city council member who shall be the chair of the committee, two representatives of lodging businesses required to collect the tax, and two individuals representing possible recipient entities.
The LTAC shall meet to review proposals from parties interested in competing for estimated lodging tax funds available in the following year. The LTAC shall determine by majority vote which, if any, of the proposals to recommend to the city council for funding and in what individual amounts. Documents for the 2018 and future LTAC Meetings are available on Board Docs.
Documents for the 2017 LTAC Meetings are available here.
The current LTAC members are:
|Position 1 Chair - Byron Trop||City Council Member|
|Position 2 - Steve Owens||Columbia REA|
|Position 3 - Robert Hansen||Walla Walla Valley Wine/Visit Walla Walla|
|Position 4 - Kristen Taylor||Walla Walla University Guest Rooms|
|Position 5 - Dr. Cheris Current||Vacation Rental Property Owner|
For additional information on the LTAC please contact City Administrator, Mike Rizzitiello or City Clerk, Lisa Neissl.