Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

About the Board

This committee was established to review applications for funding from lodging taxes collected by the county, and make recommendations to the Council on those applications and related lodging tax issues. Per RCW 67.28 the Committee comprises 5 members: the chair shall be a County Councilmember, two members must represent lodging establishments, two members must represent agencies or activities eligible to receive lodging tax funding. In addition, Snohomish County Code 4.41 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.

As of July 24, 2019, the committee membership is full. Future committee openings will be posted here.

Contact Rich Huebner at 425-388-6626 for more information.

Hotel/Motel Small Fund Grant Application

2020 Grant Workshop and Application Process

The 2020 Hotel/Motel Small Fund Grant Workshop was hosted on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Willis Tucker Park: 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish, WA 98296, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Workshop included a presentation by Tyler Chism, Principal of Everett-based Milltown Creative Company, who presented the final brand packages for each of the four regional brands, including the look and feel of the logos, colors, and how they will be used for marketing your region to visitors. County staff also showcased "Arrivalist", an exciting new data platform and innovative tool which helps benchmark visitor behavior and included a preview of how long visitors stay and where they frequent. This information, included in the presentation packet below, can be used to help grant recipients identify the best markets to target their marketing efforts.

If you were unable to attend the 2020 Hotel/Motel Small Fund Grant Workshop, the workshop presentation is available for download.

Applications for the 2020 Hotel/Motel Grant were accepted between June 21 and August 16, 2019. Applications were reviewed by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee at its meeting on September 11, 2019, and the committee made its grant allocation recommendations. Applicants have been notified, and contracts will begin to be written in November.

For more information, or if you have questions, require additional information, or are in need of technical assistance, please contact Rich Huebner, Tourism Promotion Coordinator.

Email Rich Huebner | 425-388-6626


2019 Lodging Tax Advisory Committee Membership Matrix

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are scheduled annually and as needed.

Regular meetings are usually held from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at either the Snohomish County Everett Campus or The Snohomish County Parks and Recreation Administrative Offices at Willis Tucker Park.

Next Scheduled Meeting Time

The Snohomish County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee will meet from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Snohomish County Parks and Recreation Administrative Offices at Willis Tucker Park:
6705 Puget Park Drive
Snohomish, WA 98296

The meeting agenda will be posted below no later than one week prior to the meeting.

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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)
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