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Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC)

 

 About

The City collects lodging tax (hotel/motel tax and tourism promotion area fees). These funds can be used for activities, operations and expenditures designed to increase tourism. The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) advises the City Council on how to use this revenues.

 

How Can Lodging Tax Revenue Be Used?

  • Tourism marketing
  • Marketing and operations of special events and festivals designed to attract tourists
  • Operations and capital expenditures of tourism-related facilities owned or operated by a City
  • Operations of tourism-related facilities owned or operated by non-profits organizations

 

Who Decides How to Spend Lodging Tax Revenues?

Applications to use lodging tax funds must be submitted to the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC). The LTAC makes recommendations to the City Council on which applications should be funded.

 

In making recommendations, the LTAC needs to:

  • Analyze the extent to which the proposal will accommodate activities for tourists or increase tourism, and
  • Analyze the extent to which the proposal will affect the long-range stability of the special fund created for the lodging tax revenues 

 

How to Apply

  1. Print a complete Lodging Tax Funding Support Application
  2. Submit a PDF and one (1) original signed copy to:

City of Prosser Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

C/O Toni Yost, Finance Director

PO Box 1639 | Prosser WA | 99350

Email:tyost@cityofprosser.com

 

LTAC Members

  • The Committee has 5 members appointed by the City Council:
  • One elected official of the City who serves as chair (Carolina Licano)
  • Two associated with the lodging industry (business required to collect the tax) (Tom Denlea & Julie Mercer)
  • Two members involved in activities that could be funded by the tax (Keith Sattler & Sue Derryberry)

 

 The City Council reviews the membership on an annual basis and makes changes as appropriate. Vacancies on the committee are filled by the City Council.


 

The funds from the City of Prosser Lodging Tax funds support various functions.  One of these functions is advertising.  There are many ways that the money is used for advertising, one way is by creating the video that is posted below.  

Attached Document or FileYouTube Video To view the Prosser Chamber of Commerce video "The Good Life" please follow this link.
Attached Document or File2024 LTAC Funding Application Responses Due by midnight on Sunday, March 10th