Lodging Tax Advisory Committee


jazzIf 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, please complete the Funding and Application Form. Recipients must submit a Lodging Tax Final Report and an Invoice for LTAC Funding, along with any associated documents to report on the outcomes of your event. 

The 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.

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.
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2018 LTAC Applications11 documents

  • LTACAPP YELMANNUALUFOFESTIVAL 08 31 18.pdf
    document _recordid 574
  • LTAC APP YELMJAZZINPARK 08 23 18.pdf
    document _recordid 572
  • LTAC APP YELMCHAMBER SIGNSTOYELM 08 31 18.pdf
    document _recordid 571
  • LTAC APP YELMCHAMBER BBQEVENT 08 31 18.pdf
    document _recordid 570
  • LTAC APP UFOFESTANDCOSMICSYMP 06 14 18.pdf
    document _recordid 569
  • LTAC APP TRIADTHEATER 08 31 18.pdf
    document _recordid 568
  • LTAC APP TRIADARTSTHEATER 06 14 18.pdf
    document _recordid 567
  • LTAC APP EXPOLYANDBEYOND 08 29 18.pdf
    document _recordid 566
  • LTAC APP COY WAYFINDINGSIGNS 08 31 18.pdf
    document _recordid 565
  • LTAC APP COY PUMPPARK 08 30 18.pdf
    document _recordid 564
  • 2018-19 LTAC Applications Recieved
    document _recordid 563

LTAC Meeting Minutes & Agendas4 documents

  • Public Meeting Notice for November 8, 2018 LTAC Meeting
    document _recordid 578
  • November 14, 2019 LTAC Meeting Minutes
    document _recordid 577
  • November 8, 2018 LTAC Meeting Minutes
    document _recordid 576
  • November 8, 2018 LTAC Meeting Agenda
    document _recordid 561

LTAC Funding Application & Forms3 documents

  • LTAC Funding Application
    document _recordid 1116
  • Invoice Tourism Lodging Program Funding (For Recipients)
    document _recordid 1114
  • Lodging Tax Final Report Form (For Recipients)
    document _recordid 1113