* Lodging Tax Advisory Committee
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The Okanogan County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) (members determined by RCW 67.28.1817) shall advise the Board of County Commissioners on the appropriation of the annual investment of lodging tax revenues, which the county receives from businesses that provide overnight transient lodging. LTAC membership is designated by commissioner resolution (125-2014 as amended by 13-2020 & 54-2020) and by individual appointment letters by the Board of County Commissioners.
LTAC membership include representatives from the hotel industry (collectors), representatives of the Tourism Industry (at large), representatives from tourism agencies that qualify and use lodging taxes (receivers) and is chaired by an elected member of the Board of County Commissioners. There is equal representation on the LTAC of both collectors and receivers of the tax as well as one member who is an elected official of Okanogan County who serves as chair of the committee.
LTAC members are:
Jennifer Farmer-At-Large Tourism Industry Commissioner District #1 & #3
Steve Devin-Collector-Commissioner District #2
Don Linnertz-Receiver-Commissioner District #2
Janet Warner- Collector-Commissioner District #1 & #3
Arnie Marchand-Receiver- Commissioner District #1 & #3
Andy Hover-Elected County Commissioner
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2024 Application Information
You may print the appropriate application for Lodging Tax funds from the links below. You may also request an application be sent to you by contacting Cameron Burnette at either 509-422-7100 or by email email@example.com
Applications must be received / returned to the Okanogan County LTAC office and are due by close of business on Tuesday, August 22, 2023. * Late Postmark will NOT be accepted. *
Please mail your completed application to:
Okanogan County LTAC
Attn: Cameron Burnette
123 5th Ave N, Rm 150
Okanogan, WA 98840
Below are links to the three different types of applications for Lodging Tax funding as well as the instructions. The instructions apply to all three applications, please read them carefully.
2024 Application Instructions
2024 Application-Event & Year Round (50% match required)
2024 Application-Visitor Information Center
2024 Application-Capital Improvements
2024 LTAC Reimbursement Request
2024-2025 LTAC Timeline
Information On Lodging Tax Funds & Who May Apply
Washington State law (RCW 67.28.1815) requires that funds be expended “…solely for the purpose of paying all or part of the cost of tourism promotion, acquisition of tourism-related facilities, or operation of tourism-related facilities…”
Tourism promotion is defined as
“…activities and expenditures designed to increase tourism, including but not limited to advertising, publicizing or otherwise distributing information for the purpose of attracting and welcoming tourists; developing strategies to expand tourism; operating tourism, promotion agencies and funding marketing of special events and festivals designed to attract tourists.