Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

About the LTAC

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) is established by law to review applications for funding from lodging taxes collected by the county, and to make recommendations to the county council on those applications and related lodging tax issues. Per Chapter 67.28 of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) the committee comprises five members: the chair shall be an elected official of the county, two members must represent lodging establishments, two members must represent agencies or activities eligible to receive lodging tax funding. In addition, Chapter 4.41 of the Snohomish County Code (SCC) permits appointment of an ex officio (non-voting) representative to be drawn from a city in Snohomish County. Members are appointed at large by the Council. While there is no defined term of service, appointments are reviewed annually by Council.

LTAC Members

2021 Lodging Tax Advisory Committee Membership Matrix 

Hoteliers or prospective recipients of funds who are interested in being considered for future vacancies are asked to submit a Snohomish County Boards and Commissions member application, which can be found here.

Contact Trudy Soriano at Trudy.Soriano@snoco.org or at 425-388-6603 for more information.

Hotel-Motel "Small Fund" Grant Application 

The annual Snohomish County Hotel-Motel Grant, often called the “Small Fund” Grant, is funded with the County Lodging Taxes imposed on hotel and motel room rentals in Snohomish County.   Funding is awarded through a competitive process and provided on a reimbursement-only basis. Historically, the average project allocation is $10,000 but ranges from $5,000 - $50,000. 

Eligibility of sponsors and projects will be defined broadly to encourage wide participation and innovative proposals per Snohomish County Code (SCC) 4.40.060 and funds will be awarded for projects or purposes authorized under Revised Code of Washington (RCW) Chapter 67.28.


Please visit the Seattle NorthCountry Hotel-Motel Small Fund page for more information on the grant cycle timeline, other program requirements, and to download the most recent application package.

For more information, please contact Trudy.Soriano@snoco.org

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are scheduled annually and as needed.

During COVID-19 restrictions, meeting are held by Zoom. Times, dates, meeting agendas, and past minutes are posted below one week prior to the meeting. 

Zoom instructions for meeting attendees are available HERE.

Next Scheduled Meeting Time

The Snohomish County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee's next virtual meeting will be held in April 26, 2022. 

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Meeting ID: 837 7895 8726

Agenda and Minutes

  Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
  9/13/2017 Agenda (PDF)
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  9/23/2017 Agenda (PDF)
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  10/23/2017 Agenda (PDF)
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  06/27/2018 Agenda (PDF)
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  09/17/2018 Agenda (PDF) Minutes (PDF)
  10/30/2018 Agenda (PDF) Minutes (PDF)
  09/11/2019 Agenda (PDF) Minutes (PDF)
  11/19/2019 Agenda (PDF) Minutes (PDF)
  10/27/2020 Agenda (PDF) Minutes (PDF)
  02/02/2021 Agenda (PDF) Minutes (PDF)
  03/04/2021 Agenda (PDF) Minutes (PDF)
  05/12/2021 Agenda (PDF) Minutes (PDF)
  09/07/2021 Agenda (PDF) Minutes (PDF)
  10/08/2021 Agenda (PDF)  
  01/27/2022 Agenda (PDF)  
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