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Lodging Tax Advisory Committee
The City collects lodging tax (hotel/motel tax). 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 revenue.

How Can Lodging Tax Revenues 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 or public facilities district
  • Operations of tourism-related facilities owned or operated by non-profit organizations

Who Decides How to Spend Lodging Tax Revenues?
Applications to use lodging tax funds must be submitted directly 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. Review the LTAC Guidelines, Budget Example, and Expenditure Report for a complete understanding of the criteria sought by each applicant 
  2. Print and complete the Lodging Tax Funding Support Application
  3. Submit the application to Civic Center Administration Office, 401 S. Balsam St., Moses Lake, WA  98837

Application Deadline is September 14, 2018 - 5 p.m.

LTAC Members
The committee has 5 members appointed by the City Council:
  • One elected official of the city who serves as chair
  • Two associated with the lodging industry (businesses required to collect the tax)
  • Two members involved in activities that could be funded by the tax

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.  

Jynnifer Tarver
Administrative Secretary 

401 S. Balsam St.
P.O. Box 1579
Moses Lake, WA 98837

Ph: (509) 764-3701
Fx: (509) 764-3738

As needed
Civic Center Council Chambers