Tourism Promotion Area (TPA) Advisory Board
About the Advisory Board
The Tourism Promotion Area (TPA) Advisory Board was created under the authority of Chapter 35.101.080 RCW to serve in an advisory capacity to make use of lodging charges collected under Chapter 4.118 SCC. The Advisory Board is comprised of 14 members: five (5) lodging members, one from each of the five Snohomish County Council Districts; four (4) at-large lodging members; and five (5) non-lodging members, one from each of the five Districts. The purpose of the TPA is to increase overnight stays in Snohomish County. Additional considerations include: the improvement and development of tourism attractions, allowing for tourism marketing in new markets, increased advertising and trade show attendance and other marketing promotions. Pursuant to SCC 4.118.080, members of the Advisory Board may serve up to three consecutive, three year terms.
This Advisory Board meets monthly, on the third Tuesday, to review applications for funding from a lodging assessment collected by the County, and make recommendations to the Council on those applications and related tourism industry issues.
As of 02/19/2020, there is one vacant board position: District 5 Lodging. Interested applicants who work at a TPA-collecting hotel property located in District 5 (Lake Stevens, Snohomish, Monroe, Sultan and the Sky Valley), or work at such a property located elsewhere in the County and reside in District 5, please apply online.
Contact Rich Huebner at 425-388-6626 for more information.
Tourism Promotion Area Grant Application
Applications for a Tourism Promotion Area (TPA) grant are due by 11:59 p.m. on the first day of each month. Submissions are gathered and provided to the TPA Advisory Board for review and vote at that month’s board meeting. Applicants, prospective applicants and members of the public are welcome to attend the monthly Advisory Board meetings, which are held at the Snohomish County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Administrative Offices:
Willis D. Tucker Community Park
6705 Puget Park Drive
Snohomish, WA, 98296
Grant applicants are encouraged to attend the Advisory Board meeting in the month they apply and present their applications in person.
For further information or questions, please contact Rich Huebner at 425-388-6626. Completed grant applications may be submitted via mail to the address listed above, or submitted via email at Rich.Huebner@snoco.org.
Regular meetings are held monthly on the third Tuesday, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Willis D. Tucker Community Park. Special meetings are scheduled as needed in consideration of board member and/or applicant scheduling conflicts or to address time sensitive business.
Next Scheduled Meeting Time
The March meeting of the TPA Advisory Board is cancelled. The Advisory Board’s April meeting will be a special meeting, taking place on Monday, April 27 at Willis Tucker Park, beginning at 3:00 p.m.