Hotel/Motel Lodging Tax Grants

City Of Centralia Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC)

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) is composed of a cross-section of representatives from the tourism industry. The Committee usually meets two to three times per year to develop a recommendation to the City Council for distribution of lodging tax funds. Annually the city seeks representatives to serve on the committee from the lodging community and tourism related organizations.

Lodging tax, also called hotel/motel tax, is an additional 2% charge assessed to each hotel or motel room stay in the City. These revenues are earmarked for funding tourism-related activities as prescribed by state law. RCW 67.28.180; RCW 67.28.181; RCW 67.28.1816.

Funded agencies are required to apply each year and report back to the City on the use of funds. The open application period is typically in August with application review and funding recommendations in September/October. If you have questions please contact Bret Brodersen, Finance Director at

2022 Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) Applications are now open.

The city is seeking two individuals from the lodging industry and two individuals from tourism related organizations to serve as members of the LTAC.  

Applications are due by August 13, 2022 and can be submitted to the City Clerk.  Please complete a City of Centralia Application for Boards and Commissions Form.

2023 Year Grant Applications are NOW open.  

Click here to view the 2023 Lodging Tax News Release.

Click here to view the City of Centralia Lodging Tax Application.

Applications must be received by the City Clerk by 4:30 PM on Friday August 19, 2022 at 118 W. Maple Street.