Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

Photo Credit -  Chris Schanz and Andrew Hamil.


  • As called

 Staff Liaison

Jacqueline Renteria, City Clerk

818 E. Edison Ave.

Sunnyside, WA 98944

Ph: (509) 836-6310

Fx: (509) 837-3268


  • Chair Julia Hart - Elected Official, December 31, 2023
  • Vice Chair Lindsee Curfman (Sunnyside Rotary Club) - Tax Utilizing Agency, June 30, 2023
  • Peggy Beeler - Lodging Tax Collector, June 30, 2025
  • Tom Denlea - Lodging Tax Collector, December 31, 2020
  • Amy Rubio (A&A Promotions) - Tax Utilizing Agency, June 30, 2022


The committee is comprised of the following: 
  • One representative from City Council who serves as Chair
  • Two representatives of businesses are required to collect lodging tax under RCW 67.28
  • Two representatives involved in activities authorized to be funded by lodging tax revenue under RCW 67.28


Committee Responsibilities

  • Review grant applications, and requests for proposals, and make recommendations to the City Council regarding the 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).

2023 Request for Proposals - CLOSED

 The application review period is now closed and the committee is not reviewing any proposals at this time.