Lodging Tax Advisory Committee
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2020 Lodging Tax Funding Cycle
For 2020, $275,000 in Civic Improvement funds (also known as Lodging Tax funds) were available for distribution to support selected projects below:
2020 LTAC Projects
See the table below for information on projects requesting 2020 LTAC funding:
|Arts & Humanities Bainbridge||Currents Online Cultural Collaborations||
|Bainbridge Arts & Crafts||Off-Island Advertising||$ 14,000||$ 5,000|
|Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce||Visitor Information Center||$ 65,410||$ 40,000|
|Bainbridge Island Downtown Association||Multi-Media Destination Marketing Campaign||$ 68,100||$ 35,000|
|Bainbridge Island Historical Museum||2nd Annual Pickleball Founders Tournament||$ 29,910||$ 12,000|
|Bainbridge Island Lodging Association||Destination Bainbridge: 2020||$ 89,600||$ 56,500|
|Bainbridge Island Lodging Association||July 4th Fireworks||$ 45,000||-0-|
|Bainbridge Island Museum of Art||Cultural Impact Programs & Festivals||$ 20,000||$ 5,000|
|Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation||Trillium Trail Family Run||$ 9,000||$ 6,500|
|Bloedel Reserve||Shoulder Season Awareness Campaign: "Fish Where the Fish Are"||$ 23,000||$ 10,000|
|City of Bainbridge Island||Downtown Wayfinding Signs||$ 36,000||$ 12,000|
|North Kitsap Tourism Coalition||Media Support||$ 10,000||$ 7,000|
|Visit Bainbridge Island||Multi-Media Destination Marketing Campaign||
|Visit Kitsap Peninsula||12-Month Lodging & Tourism Marketing Campaign
| Winery Alliance of Bainbridge Island
|| Wine on the Rock Event
|| $ 27,750
2019 LTAC Projects
See the table below for information on projects that received 2019 LTAC funding:
|Arts & Humanities Bainbridge||Link|
|Bainbridge Arts & Crafts||Link||$ 38,360||$ 15,000|
|Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce||Link||$ 85,483||$ 63,000|
|Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce & Bainbridge Island Downtown Association||Link||$ 2,500||-0-|
|Bainbridge Island Downtown Association||Link||$ 72,885||$ 50,000|
|Bainbridge Island History Museum||Link||$ 21,000||$ 12,000|
|Bainbridge Island Lodging Association||Link||$ 69,500||$ 60,000|
|Bainbridge Island Museum of Art||Link||$ 20,000||$ 10,000|
|Bainbridge Island Winery Alliance||Link||$ 23,650||$ 15,000|
|North Kitsap Tourism Coalition||Link||$ 10,000||$ 10,000|
|Visit Kitsap Peninsula||Link||$ 18,000||$ 12,000|
2018 LTAC Projects
|Arts & Humanities Bainbridge||Link||$8,000||$7,000|
|Bainbridge Arts & Crafts||Link||$5,700||$5,000|
|Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce||Link||$82,611||$70,000|
|Bainbridge Island Downtown Association||Link||$68,500||$57,000|
|Bainbridge Island Historical Museum||Link||$15,373||$15,000|
|Bainbridge Island Lodging Association||Link||$52,000||$50,000|
|Bainbridge Island Museum of Art||Link||$20,000||$10,000|
|Bainbridge Island Winery Alliance||Link||$22,670||$14,500|
|North Kitsap Tourism Coalition||$10,000||$9,500|
|Visit Kitsap Peninsula||$18,000||$9,000|
2017 LTAC Projects
See the table below for information on projects that received 2017:
|Organization Proposal||Final Report||Requested||Awarded|
|Arts & Humanities Bainbridge||$10,000||$5,000|
|Bainbridge Arts & Crafts||Link||$4,520||$3,000|
|Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce||$71,516||$56,000|
|Bainbridge Island Downtown Association||Link||$72,375||$48,000|
|Bainbridge Island Historical Museum||$15,000||$8,000|
|Bainbridge Island Lodging Association||$61,300||$48,000|
|Bainbridge Island Museum of Art||$15,000||$8,000|
|Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation||$3,740||$3,000|
|North Kitsap Tourism Coalition||Link||$10,000||$7,500|
|Winery Alliance of Bainbridge Island||Link||$24,000||$6,000|
The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) reviews and comments on proposals for expenditures from the City's Lodging Tax Fund, also known as the Civic Improvement Fund.
The Civic Improvement Fund, created through a state tax on overnight stays in lodging establishments (i.e.., hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts), provides funding for projects that will promote tourism and for the acquisition or operation of tourism-related facilities as specified in RCW 67.28.
The LTAC is required to include:
- At least two representatives from Bainbridge Island businesses which collect lodging taxes, and
- At least two representatives of businesses or agencies eligible to receive lodging tax funding.
In addition, a Councilmember serves as LTAC Chair, with another Councilmember acting as Co-Chair in a non-voting role.