Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

2017 LTAC Funding Cycle


 
  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016 (5:00-6:00 PM) -  LTAC Committee Orientation
  • TBD - LTAC Applicant Presentations

The RFP for the 2017 award cycle is published and can be accessed here

Purpose
The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) reviews and comments on proposals for expenditures from the city's Lodging Tax Fund, also known as the Civic Improvement Fund.
 
The Civic Improvement Fund, created through a state tax on overnight stays in lodging establishments (ie., hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts) provides funding for projects that will promote tourism and for the acquisition or operation of tourism-related facilities.
  
The six-person committee is required to include:
  • Two representatives from Bainbridge Island businesses which collect lodging taxes, and
  • Two representatives of businesses or agencies eligible to receive lodging tax funding as specified in RCW 67.28.
In addition, a Councilmember acts as chair (with another Councilmember acting as Vice-Chair in a non-voting role). 

Unlike other citizen advisory committees, LTAC members only meet during the months of September through November to review project proposals. The award process typically involves member participation in 1-2 orientation meetings in September, and then 2-3 meetings to receive and review proposals in October and November.

Members


  1. Michael Scott, Councilmember, Chair
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    Roger Townsend, Councilmember, Vice-Chair (Non-Voting)
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    Susie Burdick, Eligible Recipient Organization Representative
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    Lorie Quick-Mejia, Eligible Recipient Organization Representative
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    Julie Schulte, Eligible Lodging Business Representative
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    Patricia Nash, Eligible Lodging Business Representative
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2016 LTAC Applicants


See the table below for the applications received by the City in response to the 2016 RFP:

Organizations   Requested Award 
 Arts & Humanities Bainbridge $15,895 $2,000 
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts $8,275
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art $10,000 $10,000 
Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce $58,755 $56,426 
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association $54,170 $51,842 
Bainbridge Island Historical Museum $15,857  $12,000
Bainbridge Island Lodging Association $55,854
Bainbridge Island Outfitters $29,600
Bloedel Reserve $14,632  $14,632
Kids Discovery Museum $8,500  $5,100
North Kitsap Tourism Coalition $8,000 $8,000 
 Total $282,038  $160,000

 

 2015 LTAC Projects
See the table below for the projects that received LTAC funding in 2015:
Organization        Requested             Award 
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts  $6,450 $3,449 
Bainbridge Island History Museum $15,000 $7,948 
Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council  $15,895 $29,016 
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association $61,016 $12,000 
Bainbridge Island Lodging Association $45,240 $27,743 
Bloedel Reserve $25,052 $12,526 
Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce $43,918 $34,818 
KiDiMu $10,000 $5,000 
North Kitsap Tourism Consortium $5,000  $2,500 
 Total $227,571 $135,000
2015 Reporting
The JLARC form for 2015 recipient organizations can be accessed here.

2014 LTAC Projects
Organization  Request Award
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts $6,450  $5,160
Bainbridge Arts & Humanities Council $13,245 $9,271
Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce $38,423 $26,896
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association $35,335 $24,735
Bainbridge Island Historical Museum $15,000 $12,000
Bainbridge Island Lodging Association $36,000 $25,200
Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Guild $2,680 $2,000
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art $15,000 $7,500
Bloedel Reserve $17,291 $11,496
KiDiMu $6,750 $3,375
 Total  $186,174 $127,633