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Are you interested in helping distribute funds to organizations and events that promote tourism in Kitsap County? Members are needed to serve on the Kitsap County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee to assist in reviewing applications and interviewing non-profit organizations who apply to receive 2023 funding.

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to make recommendations for the distribution of funds to organizations who promote Kitsap County tourism through visitor centers and special events.

Individuals who may apply to serve on the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee include:

  • Owners, management or staff of businesses in Kitsap County required to collect lodging tax, such as hotels, motels and vacation rentals; OR
  • Representatives of local tourism agencies and other non-profit organizations in Kitsap County that coordinate activities and events to promote tourism and which are eligible to be awarded lodging tax revenue but who are not applying for funds in 2022 for 2023 distribution.

    Lodging Tax Advisory Committee members must be available Tuesday, August 30 when interviews with lodging tax applicants are held virtually via Zoom, and preferably from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, July 26 for committee training and orientation.

    To apply, complete the online application here.

    Learn more about previous lodging tax funding recipients and the 2022 timeline for 2023 lodging tax request for proposals here.

    Questions? Contact Rebecca Pirtle in the Kitsap County Commissioners' Office at rpirtle@kitsap.gov.

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