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2022/01/19 MASON COUNTY LODGING TAX ADVISORY COMMITTEE Meeting Minutes 411 North 5t"Street,Shelton, WA 98584 Wednesday,January 19, 2022 8:00 a.m. Members in attendance via Zoom: Chair Sharon Trask,, Heidi McCutcheon, and Greg Oldham for Pam Volz. Also in attendance was Liz Arbaugh, Deidre Peterson and Rachel Hansen. Absent: Shaun Tucker Nathan Welch, Duane Wilson. Chair Trask called the meeting to order at 8:05 a.m. to hear the quarterly reports. Due to no quorum, no business was conducted. Approval of Minutes October 20, 2021 minutes will be moved forward to the April 20 meeting due to no quorum. 41h Quarter Reports Northwest Event Organizers,Tourism Development—Rachel Hansen presented the 4th quarter report. Lodging tax increased in 2021, $869,732.63 received. The Explore Hood Canal Facebook page has been very active. The Christmastown event which included a Christmas tree maze, was very successful. There are several websites under the ExploreHoodCanal umbrella—ShellfishTrail.org; Olympicbirdtrail.com; Waterfalltrail.org; and Christmastown.org. The Wild Side Workshop was hosted at Harmony Hill on November 18 with 45 attendees and provided a network opportunity for individuals and businesses to share tourism resources. There was discussion of other websites using photos that Rachel has provided with no credit given. Rachel will be following up on this. Rachel is working with Craig Romano on a hiking publication. Shelton Mason Chamber of Commerce—Heidi McCutcheon presented the VIC 4th quarter report. Staff and volunteers attended the November 18 tourism workshop. Visitors and phone calls have been trending upward. Mason County Historical Society Museum—Liz Arbaugh presented the 41h quarter report. Visitors have increased;they received another CARES grant; working on exhibits and their website has been active. North Mason Chamber of Commerce report with 4th quarter results was not available. Diane will circulate when received. Other Business-none Public Comment-none Calendar-The next meeting is April 20, 2022 at 8 a.m. The 2022 meeting schedule will be the 3rd Wednesday, 8 a.m. every quarter—January,April,July and October. Adiourn The meeting ended at 8:45 a.m. LODGING TAX ADVISORY COMMITTEE MASON COUNTY,WASHINGTON ATTEST• LTAC Clerk Chair