Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

UFOThe LTAC Committee is comprised of citizens involved in the tourism industry, appointed by the Mayor and Yelm City Council. It is their mission to distribute lodging taxes to support special events and festivals that attract tourists to the City of Yelm.

The Committee reviews applications and makes recommendations to the City Council for a final funding award. The City Council may approve recommendations from the LTAC Committee and may only grant lodging tax awards for projects, activities and events that have been recommended for funding.

If you have a new event or festival that qualifies for Lodging Tax funds and are interested in having your event in the City of Yelm, complete the Funding and Application Form.

Completed applications can be dropped off at Yelm City Hall or mailed to  105 Yelm Avenue West Yelm, WA 98597 ATTN: Dana Spivey, Executive Administrative Assistant.

The appointing authority shall review the membership of the committee annually and make changes as appropriate. The committee must have a minimum of five members: Two members must be representatives of businesses required to collect the lodging tax, two members who are involved in activities authorized to be funded by revenue received from the tax, one member shall be an elected official of the municipality who shall serve as chair of the committee. The Committee may include one nonvoting member who is an elected official of Thurston County.

Committee Members:

  • Cynthia Schmier, RE/MAX Country
  • Denise Hibbeln, Prairie Park Properties
  • JW Foster, Mayor, City of Yelm
  • Line Critchfield, Yelm Chamber of Commerce
  • Margaret Clapp, Prairie Park Properties
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Commission,  please complete an application.  Applications will be kept on file until a vacancy occurs.