Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC)

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  • Town Council Chambers, 60 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA
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  • Meeting ID: 832 8877 7725 / Passcode: 654505

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9:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2022   

Town Council Chambers

Zoom Link available at www.fridayharbor.org 

Committee Chairperson: Steve Hushebeck

9:00 AM    Call to Order / Roll Call / Approval of Minutes

  • Explanation of grant recommendation process 
  • Member acknowledgement of any affiliation with grant applicants 

9:30 AM    Grant applicant presentations (5 minutes each followed by Q&A)

  • SJI Chamber of Commerce (Becki Day) – Something for Everyone Weekends  
  • Whale Museum (Jenny Atkinson) –Off Island, Off Season Promotion 
  • San Juan Islands Museum of Art (Diane Martindale) – Social Media Expansion 
  • San Juan Community Theatre (Nicole Santora/Nathan Kessler-Jeffrey) –
  • Off Island Marketing
  • Friday Harbor Film Festival (Karen Palmer) – Film Festival and Year Round Events
  • Archipelago Collective (Dana Jackson) – Annual Chamber Music Festival
  • San Juan Agricultural Guild (Lars Sorenson) – Brickworks Concerts
  • San Juan County Arts Council (Tanya Micheletti) – San Juan Summer Arts Festival
  • Philip Cook (Philip Cook) – Historical and Arts Tour App
  • Tommy Dale and the Dangerfields (Steve Cutting) – Friday Harbor 100 Days, 100 Nights Concert Series
  • Kiwanis (Lisa Morlan) – July 4th Pig War Picnic

11:30 AM    Committee discussion of each proposal 

  • Confirm all proposals are eligible for funding
  • Share opinions/support/concerns on individual proposals prior to determining allocation recommendations

12:00 PM    Break:  Members determine their individual allocation recommendations

12:15 PM    Members report their allocation recommendations

12:30 PM    Lunch break:  Staff calculates average allocation per grantee

1:00 PM    Recommendations to Council announced and approved

1:05 PM    Member comments and agenda requests 

1:15 PM    Adjourn

The Town of Friday Harbor provides grant funding for the promotion of Friday Harbor events and activities that encourage, welcome, and entertain tourists and visitors.  The grants are funded through local and state Hotel Motel Excise Tax collected on lodging accommodations within the Town of Friday Harbor (hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, inns, and vacation rentals).

Grants are awarded annually by the Town Council based on the recommendations of the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC).  Non-profit and for-profit organizations, entities, and individuals may apply. 

The LTAC Coordinator welcomes any questions you may have regarding the Town's grant process.  Contact Julie Greene at (360) 378-2810, ext. 229 or julie@fridayharbor.org.

Regular Meetings

  • Meetings scheduled as needed
  • Next meeting:  April 2023--date/time to be determined
  • Location: Council Chambers

Agenda and Minutes

  • Agenda posted prior to meetings
  • Minutes available following approval

APPLICATION for Lodging Tax (LTAC) Grant

  • The 2023 grant application period has closed.  Applications for the 2024 cycle will be available June 2023. 


  • David Pass, Member
  • Brian Carlson, Member
  • Misty Todd, Member
  • Julie Greene, LTAC Coordinator