Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

a The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) makes recommendations concerning the collection and use of lodging taxes. Two members are representative of a business collecting the tax, two are representative of an organization that could be funded by the tax revenue, and the final member represents the City Council.


LTAC members are volunteers appointed by the Mayor.

Representative PositionMember
Lodging Tax CollectorAlkesh Patel
Lodging Tax CollectorMar Meyerhoefer
Funded Organization Wayne Rivers
Funded Organization Elba Benzler
City CouncilShane Bowman

Applying for Funds

Annual Tourism Grant Application (available July-August for the following year)
Lodging Tax Fund Attendance Report

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