Redmond Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC)

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) is responsible for:

  • Supporting options to enhance tourism activities in Redmond
  • Making recommendations on special events matching grants to the City Council and later reviewing the success of those completed events
  • Reviewing proposals from the marketing consultant
  • Proposing changes to the Tourism Promotion Program


One Friday morning per quarter, from 10:00 am-noon, depending on availability of members.

All City meetings are currently remote.  Listen live by dialing 1-510-335-7371.


The LTAC consists of seven members nominated by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. 

  • One member must be a City Council Member serving as Chair
  • Three members must be hoteliers
  • Three members must be representatives of arts, cultural, historic, or business entities that might benefit from a grant of the tax revenue

LTAC Membership Process

When there is an open position on the LTAC, the Tourism Program Administrator requests application(s) for LTAC membership. The Mayor interviews a selected candidate and makes a recommendation on the candidate’s membership to the City Council. The City Council interviews the candidate prior to a regular Council meeting, and votes on the candidate’s membership at a subsequent Council meeting. If approved, the candidate becomes an LTAC member.

Current LTAC Members

David Carson, LTAC ChairCity of Redmond City Council
Dave Norwood, General ManagerRedmond Inn
Rene Molina, General ManagerHampton Inn and Suites
Latha SambamurtiVedic Cultural Center
VacantArts, cultural, historic, or business
VacantArts, cultural, historic, or business