The City of Tukwila is currently seeking two qualified representatives to serve on the City’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC).
What is the LTAC?
The City of Tukwila charges a special lodging tax on certain overnight stays in the City’s lodging establishments. Under State law, the use of these lodging tax funds is limited to tourism promotion.
The LTAC is comprised of nine members. Four of the members of the LTAC are from businesses that collect the lodging tax (hotels and motels); four come from businesses and organizations engaged in activities eligible to be funded by lodging tax (restaurants, museums, sports facilities, commercial property owners, retailers, etc.); and one member of the LTAC is a City of Tukwila elected official.
The LTAC reviews all request to use lodging tax funds and makes a recommendation to the Tukwila City Council if funds should be awarded to specific requesters. Besides reviewing requests to use lodging tax funds, the LTAC also advises the Mayor, City Council, and City staff on issues related to tourism (both overnight and day) in the City.
Meetings of the LTAC occur on the third Fridays of the month at 10 a.m. at rotating locations throughout the City.
The City of Tukwila is currently seeking two representatives from businesses and organizations in the City of Tukwila engaged in activities eligible to be funded by lodging tax. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Commercial Property Owners
- Other types of tourist destinations in the City.
If you are employed with a business type not listed above, but are interested in serving, please call City staff to discuss if you are eligible for one of the two vacant positions.
Desired Qualifications for Candidates to LTAC
The following are desired qualifications for individuals seeking appointment to the LTAC:
- A desire to help the City of Tukwila become a leader in tourism in King County, both for overnight and day visitors.
- A background in marketing, public relations, event planning, and/or advertising;
- The ability to attend a monthly, two hour meeting.
- A commitment to make Tukwila a great place.
- A great personality and the ability to work with collaboratively with other Tukwila businesses, elected officials, and City staff.
If you are interested in applying please fill out the application for appointment and return to the City by 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 23rd. Completed applications can be emailed to BoardsComms@tukwilawa.gov or mailed to Cheryl Thompson, Tukwila City Hall; 6200 Southcenter Blvd; Tukwila, WA; 98188.
For more information about the vacant positions and the LTAC, please call Cheryl Thompson at (206) 433-1850.