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The TLT Advisory Committee reviews actual transient lodging tax revenues and any implications to the allocation methodology described in Policy #F-12-11-002, Transient Lodging Tax Policy and may recommend changes to the allocation methodology or this policy to the City Council. Established by City Council policy.

Additional Grant Funds Available

The Transient Lodging Tax Advisory Committee has received an additional $50,000 from the supplemental City budget for the Collaborative Tourism Promotion Grant. Grant recipients can use the money for event start-up costs, new marketing campaigns or expanded advertising for a new element of an existing event, or travel expenses to submit proposals to host events, conferences, and trade shows. 

Application (pdf)

Deadline for applications is October 25, 2022. Presentations will be made to the committee on November 10, 2022. The committee will award the grant money. Grant funds need to be spent and reimbursed prior to end of fiscal year (June 30, 2023).

Previous recipients include the Albany Scottish Festival and Highland Games, Albany Quilt Show, and Albany Historic Carousel and Museum I-5 billboard.


Term of office: 3 years

Peggy Burris VC7/12/2017Ward 2-a12/31/2022 1st
Mark Patrzik1/27/2021Mayor12/31/2022
Keith Lohse C3/11/2020Ward 3-a12/31/2022 1st
James Dufour7/12/2017Ward 2-b12/31/2023 2nd
Cyndi Wiggins1/13/2021Ward 3-b12/31/2023 1st
Pam Silbernagel7/12/2017Ward 1-a12/31/2024 2nd
Steve Reynolds1/26/2022Ward 1-b12/31/2024 1st

*Appointments within six months of position start date are considered full term.
C = Chair, VC = Vice Chair

All appointees shall be residents of the city of Albany, defined as maintaining their principal place of residence within the corporate boundaries of the city of Albany as they exist at the time of appointment. Should an appointee no longer meet the residency requirement, the appointee will vacate the seat immediately and the appointing Council member shall seek a replacement as soon as possible. (RES 6797, 2019)

Staff Liaison

Sophie Dykast
Economic Development Coordinator

Upcoming Meetings

November 10, 2022, 3:00pm
Willamette Room, City Hall

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Meeting Materials

August 25, 2022   
February 1, 2022   
*Minutes are posted when they are approved by the body at a subsequent meeting.

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