Lodging Tax Advisory Committee


  • As called
  • City Hall Executive Conference Room
    818 E. Edison Ave.
    Sunnyside, WA 98944

Staff Liaison

Jacqueline Renteria, City Clerk
818 E. Edison Ave.
Sunnyside, WA 98944
Ph: (509) 836-6310
Fx: (509) 837-3268


  • Julia Hart - Mayor, Chair
  • Martin Beeler - Lodging, June 30, 2022
  • Tom Denlea - Lodging, December 2019
  • Jared Yoakum (Yakima Valley Tourism) - Tax Utilizing Agency, December 2019
  • Tom Dolan (Miss Sunnyside) - Tax Utilizing Agency, December 2019

Committee Responsibilities

  • Review grant applications, requests for proposals, and make recommendations to the City Council regarding allocation of local lodging tax funds in accordance with RCW 67.28.1817 and Sunnyside Municipal Code 2.50.120.
  • Review and comment on any proposed imposition of lodging tax, increase in the rate of lodging tax, repeal of an exemption from lodging tax, or change in the use of revenue received from lodging tax (RCW 67.28.1817).


The committee is comprised of:
  • One representative from City Council who serves as chairman
  • Two representatives of businesses required to collect lodging tax
  • Two representatives involved in activities eligible for funding by lodging tax revenue