Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

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.

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, ne 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

Meetings and Minutes

LTAC Meeting Minutes Nov. 8, 2018

LTAC Meeting Minutes Nov.14, 2018

LTAC Meeting Agenda Nov. 8, 2018

2018-2019  LTAC Application Table

Public Meeting Notice for Nov.8 Meeting

Yelm Municipal Code

2018 LTAC Applications

City of Yelm Pump Park

City of Yelm Way Finding Signs

Explore Olympia and Beyond

The Triad Arts Theater (6/14/2018)

The Triad Arts Theater (8/31/2018)

UFO Festival and Cosmic Symposium

Yelm Chamber BBQ Event

Yelm Chamber Signs to Yelm

Yelm Jazz in the Park

Yelm Annual UFO Festival





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