Vancouver seeks volunteer to serve on Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

The city is authorized to collect a 4 percent lodging tax on hotel, motel or bed and breakfast stays

VANCOUVER — The city of Vancouver is seeking applicants for mid-term position on the city’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Fri., Aug. 9.

The city is authorized to collect a 4 percent lodging tax on hotel, motel or bed and breakfast stays. The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is a volunteer body that makes recommendations to the Vancouver City Council about how that tax revenue is spent. In 2018, the committee helped award $753,609 in lodging tax grants to local projects and events that increase tourism within the city.

Applicants for this open position must represent a nonprofit organization that would be eligible to apply for and receive lodging tax grant funding.

To apply online, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/boards. To request an application or for more information, contact Michelle Bartley in the City Manager’s Office by mail at City Hall, P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668-1995, by email at Michelle.Bartley@cityofvancouver.us, or by calling (360) 487-8607.

Lodging Tax Advisory Committee members serve two-year terms and meet 4-6 times per year. Guidelines for committee membership are set by the State of Washington through RCW 67.28.1817.

For more information about the committee, including links to past meeting minutes and agendas, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/ltac.

Information provided by city of Vancouver.

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