Lodging Tax advisory Committee

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee ( LTAC) advises the City Council on allocating the lodging excise tax fund for tourism promotion and is comprised of five voting members. The fund, established by Ordinance No. 2010, receives revenue from a special excise tax of two-percent on the sale of, or charge made for, the furnishing of lodging by a hotel, rooming house, tourist court, motel, trailer camp, etc., and the granting of any similar license to use real property. State Law (RCW) restricts the use of the tax to fund facilities or promote programs, activities and/or events that will serve to attract visitors to the community. State statute establishes the specific makeup of the committee which consists of one member of the Edmonds City Council (who serves as chair), at least two representatives from organizations representing businesses required to collect the lodging tax, and at least two representatives of organizations involved in activities authorized to be funded by lodging tax revenue. Appointments are made by the City Council and membership terms are reviewed annually.

For further information about the LTAC, please contact Megan Luttrell, Community Services/Economic Development Program Coordinator, at [email protected] or 425-775-7724.


2024 Lodging Tax Tourism Promotion Award Guidelines & Application 


2023 LTAC Roster:

Chair Will Chen, Councilmember 

Frances Chapin, Arts & Culture Manager, City of Edmonds Cultural Services 

Joe McIalwain, Executive Director, Edmonds Center for the Arts

Pat Moriarty, The Studio

Crystal Berclaz, Best Western Plus Edmonds Harbor Inn