Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

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). 


  1. Sarah Blossom, Councilmember, Chair

    Roger Townsend, Councilmember, Vice-Chair (Non-Voting)

    Greg Robinson

    Linda Thurrott

    Talina Wood

    Robbie Wright

2015 LTAC Funding Cycle
To download the 2015 LTAC RFP, please click here.
See the table below for the proposals that have been received for review by the LTAC Committee: