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

2023 Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) Grants for spending in 2024 will be revisited during the fall of 2023. Please check back later for updates.