Lodging Tax Advisory Committee
Seeking Volunteers - Apply Now (2022 Commitment)
The City of Bainbridge Island welcomes the participation of volunteers in serving our Island community through advisory groups.
Members should include 2 people from Bainbridge Island businesses that collect lodging taxes and 2 people from businesses or agencies eligible to receive lodging tax funding. Members cannot currently serve as active board members or paid staff of organizations that will apply for lodging tax funding.
Please complete the form if you are interested in serving. Once completed, this form will become part of the City's Volunteer Roster. Please note: once submitted, this application becomes a public record. Your address and contact information will not be shared.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Applications will be considered active for one year.
2022 Lodging Tax Funding Cycle
The City of Bainbridge Island awarded $350,000 for 2022.
2022 LTAC Funding
|Arts and Humanities Bainbridge||Certified Creative District||22,500|
|Bainbridge Arts and Crafts||Off-Island Advertising Package||10,000|
|Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce||Multi-Platform Visitor Information Network||55,100|
|Bainbridge Island Downtown Association||Downtown Walking Map Distribution, Kiosk Maps & Online Consolidated Holiday Marketing||20,000|
|Bainbridge Island Historical Museum||Our Community Past & Present Exhibit||25,000|
|Bainbridge Island Lodging Association||Destination Bainbridge||65,000|
|Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation||BIJAC Exclusion Memorial 80th Year Observance||18,100|
|Kids Discovery Museum||Strategic Marketing Plan||15,000|
|Visit Bainbridge Island||Destination Marketing Plan||93,900|
|Visit Kitsap Peninsula||Tourism Marketing||13,400|
|Winery Alliance of Bainbridge Island||Wine on the Rock Events||12,000|
2021 LTAC Funding Recommendations
|Arts and Humanities Bainbridge||Certified Creative District||5,000|
|Bainbridge Arts and Crafts||Off-Island Advertising||7,000|
|Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce||Visitor Information Center||38,000|
|Bainbridge Island Downtown Association||Multi-Media Destination Marketing Campaign||12,250|
|Bainbridge Island Historical Museum||Operational Support Tourism Related Facility||15,000|
|Bainbridge Island Lodging Association||Destination Bainbridge 2021||41,750|
|Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation||Trail Maps and STO Trail Planning||10,000|
|Kids Discovery Museum||Strategic Marketing Plan||9,000|
|Visit Bainbridge Island||Multi-Media Destination Marketing Campaign||70,000|
|Visit Kitsap Peninsula||12-Month Lodging & Tourism Marketing||5,000|
|Winery Alliance of Bainbridge Island||Wine of the Rock (Tourism Marketing/ Special Events|
2020 LTAC Funding Recipients
|Arts & Humanities Bainbridge||Currents Online Cultural Collaborations||Link||
|Bainbridge Arts & Crafts||Off-Island Advertising||Link||5,000|
|Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce||Visitor Information Center||Link||40,000|
|Bainbridge Island Downtown Association||Multi-Media Destination Marketing Campaign||Link||35,000|
|Bainbridge Island Historical Museum||2nd Annual Pickleball Founders Tournament||Link||12,000|
|Bainbridge Island Lodging Association||Destination Bainbridge: 2020||Link||56,500|
|Bainbridge Island Museum of Art||Cultural Impact Programs & Festivals||Link||5,000|
|Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation||Trillium Trail Family Run||Link||$6,500|
|Bloedel Reserve||Shoulder Season Awareness Campaign: "Fish Where the Fish Are"||Link||10,000|
|City of Bainbridge Island||Downtown Wayfinding Signs||N/A||12,000|
|North Kitsap Tourism Coalition||Media Support||Link||7,000|
|Visit Bainbridge Island||Multi-Media Destination Marketing Campaign||Link||50,000|
|Visit Kitsap Peninsula||12-Month Lodging & Tourism Marketing Campaign
| Winery Alliance of Bainbridge Island
|| Wine on the Rock Event
2019 LTAC Projects
See the table below for information on projects that received 2019 LTAC funding:
|Arts & Humanities Bainbridge||Link|
|Bainbridge Arts & Crafts||Link||$ 38,360||$ 15,000|
|Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce||Link||$ 85,483||$ 63,000|
|Bainbridge Island 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|
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.