Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC)

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) mission statement:

“To invest lodging tax revenues in community events and projects that attract the greatest number of visitors and tourism dollars to Lacey.”

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee annually recommends funding strategies to the Lacey City Council for lodging tax revenues. Lodging tax revenues are generated through a 4% excise tax imposed by the city as authorized by RCW 67.28.  State law limits the use of lodging tax revenues to tourism marketing, marketing and operations of special events and festivals designed to attract tourists, and supporting the operations of tourism-related facilities owned or operated by a municipality, public facilities district, or nonprofit organizations as outlined in RCW 67.28.1816.

You can find more Lodging Tax Advisory Committee information in Chapter 3.03.045 of the Lacey Municipal Code.

2024 Lodging Tax Funded Events and Facilities

Funded Event or Facility2024 Award
Lacey Cultural Celebration$10,000
Lacey Spring Fun Fair$15,000
Juneteenth Celebration$10,000
3rd of July Fireworks Spectacular$22,000
Lacey South Sound BBQ Festival$10,000
Lacey in Tune$18,000
Capital Lakefair$7,500
South Sound Block Party$5,000
American Lung Association- Reach the Beach$5,000
Kris Kringle Market$9,500
Chamber of Commerce Winterfest$2,500
Washington State Senior Games$15,000
Deschutes Rugby Club$30,000
Olympia Soccer Foundation$39,000
Washington Center for the Performing Arts$30,000
Regional Athletic Complex$188,000
Lacey Museum$48,500

2024 Lodging Tax Funds Application Cycle (Now Closed)

Anticipated Timeline for 2024 Lodging Tax Fund Applications:

August 112024 Lodging Tax Funds Applications Open
September 12024 Lodging Tax Fund Applications due by 5 p.m.
Week of September 18Supplemental Application Presentations
October 2023LTAC recommends Budget to City Council
2024Award Contracts Issued

Anticipated Lodging Tax Funds Application Process Changes:

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is testing the use of a scoring rubric for Lodging Tax Funding Applications. Some questions on this application will indicate an affiliated score value, which will be used for the scoring rubric. Scores resulting from the use of the scoring rubric will be considered by the committee but are not the final determining factor.

The City anticipates transitioning from paper to online only applications for future funding cycles beginning for the 2025 funding cycle.

Committee Members

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is comprised of five Board members who serve three-year staggered terms.  By statute, one member must be an elected official of the City.  This member serves as the Committee chair.  In addition, membership must include:

  • At least two representatives of businesses that collect the lodging tax; and
  • Two representatives involved in activities authorized to be funded by lodging tax revenues.

Public Comment for Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

Verbal Public Comment may be provided at the Lodging Tax Advisory meetings:

  • In person- Please use the sign-up sheet located in [Council Chambers or other meeting location]
  • By Zoom- Please register using the Zoom link provided on the posted meeting agenda or use the raise hand feature.
  • By Phone- Please press *9

Written Public Comment may be submitted by email to ssiglin@ci.lacey.wa.us. Written comments will be provided to the Committee prior to the meeting. Comments will not be addressed during the Committee meeting; however, comments received will be added to the official record.

Meeting Accomodations

The City provides reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. To request an accommodation or written materials in an alternate format, contact the City Clerk at least seventy-two (72) hours before the meeting to discuss any necessary accommodations. You can reach the City Clerk by phone (360) 486-8704 or email cityclerk@ci.lacey.wa.us.

For vision or hearing impaired services contact the Washington State Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

Department Contact
Sadie Siglin

Management Analyst

TEL: 360-456-7788

EMAIL: sadie.siglin@cityoflacey.org

Department
City Manager

phone: 360-491-3214

Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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