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Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

Established Meetings Length of Term
2008 (Ord. 1189) As needed, location TBD 2 years

About the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

Municipalities of five thousand or more must establish a Lodging Tax Advisory Committee. This committee has unique membership requirements. The committee shall consist of at least five members, and membership must include two members who are representatives of businesses required to collect the taxes, two members who are persons involved in activities authorized to be funded by revenue received by the taxes, and one elected official who serves as the Committee Chair, with one City staff member serving as staff liaison.  Typically, the City appoints 3 hoteliers and 3 non-profit representatives to serve on the Committee.

Lodging Tax Grants

Lodging Tax Fund Grant applications are evaluated by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee who make funding recommendations to the City Council. City Council makes the final decision on project approval and funding levels.

For fiscal year 2017, the Mukilteo City Council approved over $317,000 in Lodging Tax Grants for such projects as the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival, Chamber of Commerce Tourism Information Center, Classic Car Show, Light Station Mukilteo renovations and Rosehill Community Center marketing.

Grant applications are generally available in August of each year, with the application deadline in late September. The City Council typically makes grant funding decisions for the next fiscal year during the budget process.

NameTitleTerm BeginTerm End
Anna RohrboughCouncilmember/Chair01/01/201812/31/2018
Bob ChampionCouncilmember (alternate)01/01/201812/31/2018
Bowles, FawnCommittee Member/Hotelier06/06/201109/18/2019
Califano, MarkCommittee Member/Non-profit09/19/201709/18/2019
Landsberg, MimiCommittee Member/Non-profit09/19/201709/18/2019
VacantCommittee Member/Hotelier09/18/2019
Meehan, BeverlyCommittee Member/Hotelier09/19/201709/18/2019
Morelli, CarmelaCommittee Member/Non-profit09/19/201709/18/2019
Passovoy, NancyStaff Liaison

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