Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

2022 Lodging Tax funding requests are now being accepted by the City of Gig Harbor. Applications for Lodging Tax/Tourism Promotion Funding are due Monday, September 27 at 10:00 a.m.  CLICK HERE for more information. 


The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee was established in accordance with state law to advise and recommend to the City Council on how lodging taxes collected in Gig Harbor should be allocated in order to best  increase tourism in the city.

Volunteer members of the Lodging Tax Advisory Board may live outside city limits. The membership should be made up of the following: 

  • One member is an elected official of the City who serves as chair
  • Four members are representatives of businesses required to collect the tax
  • Four members are persons involved in activities authorized to be funded by revenue received from the tax

Applications for Lodging Tax Grants

Read more about the qualifications and process for applying for lodging tax grants.


The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee meets at 11:00 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month.

Minutes & Recordings

The City of Gig Harbor maintains minutes of the official proceedings in which city business is conducted. The recordings and action minutes are posted and available to the public as soon as possible.

Minutes & Recordings (2021-present)
Minutes & Recordings (2015-2020)

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    Laura Pettitt

    Tourism and Communications Director


  • Mayor Kit Kuhn, Chair
  • Sue Braaten
  • Mary DesMarais
  • Jannae Mitton
  • James Karrer
  • Jenny Wellman
  • Stephanie Lile
  • Warren Zimmerman
  • John Moist