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2022/10/19 MASON COUNTY LODGING TAX ADVISORY COMMITTEE Meeting Minutes 411 North 5t" Street, Shelton , WA 98584 Wednesday, October 19, 2022 9 :00 a . m . Members in attendance via Zoom : Chair Sharon Trask, Shaun Tucker, Deidre Peterson, Pam Volz, Greg Oldham and Duane Wilson . Also in attendance was Liz Arbaugh and Rachel Hansen . Chair Trask called the meeting to order at 9 : 02 a . m . Approval of Minutes Deidre/Duane moved and seconded to approve the July 20, 2022 minutes. Motion carried. 2022 3rd Quarter Reports Northwest Event Organizers, Tourism Development — Rachel Hansen presented the 2022 3rd Quarter Report . Lodging tax revenue increased in September; visits to the Explorehoodcanal . com website have increased , including direct traffic; Rachel has added content and increased the quality of the content on the website and included information on all events in Mason County . Oysterfest was the big fall event and she did all the marketing . Hoodsport continues to be a big draw and she is working with local groups to hold events during the holidays to increase overnight stays . Rachel also worked with Allyn Days and Vance Creek Rail Riders . A big resource is Scenic Washington . The Facebook page continues to do well . Rachel has created videos showcasing glamping and waterfalls which have been popular . She has published a hikes booklet and has distributed about 3 , 000 booklets . Rachel attended the WA State Tourism conference . Mason County Historical Society Museum — Liz Arbaugh presented the 3rd quarter report . Attendance has increased along with Facebook visits . The museum hosted a reception for photographer John Tylzcak in September. The next event will be Impressions of Hood Canal on November 15 which features art of the Dalby family and friends . The Historical Society care show will return in June 2023 in a joint venture with the Salish Sea Rotary Club . North Mason Chamber of Commerce — Pam Voltz presented the 3rd quarter report . Summerfest festival ( formerly Taste of Hood Canal ) was held this summer . They ran ads in the Shelton - Mason County Journal advertising events held in Mason County . They are preparing for Pumpkinfest on October 29 at Hunter Farms . Working on maps for UTV trails . Shelton Mason Chamber of Commerce — Deidre Peterson presented the VIC 3rd quarter report . Visitor traffic has increased . The Chamber hosted the Taste of Shelton event which increases visitors to the area . Review Expectations of Contractors Cmmr . Trask asked members to come up with new ideas for tourism services using lodging tax . Shaun reported that John Deliva is taking over the Cameo Boutique and waterfront cabins . He has history of tourism outside of Mason County . Robinhood is also changing ownership . Maybe they could serve as a generator on LTAC and bring new ideas and energy . He suggested the County review the membership and perhaps change it up . Shaun is willing to talk to John to se if he is interested in serving on LTAC . Rachel noted that Glen Ayr Resort also has new ownership along with Sunrise Motel . LTAC Meeting Minutes — October 19, 2022 Deidre noted that it' s important to coverall the geographic areas of the County . She brought up the Tourism Roundtable that Rachel hosted and suggested that be done again . Rachel confirmed she is planning to hold this event in Hoodsport . Request for Proposals for 2024 We will be soliciting for Visitor Information Centers/Services in 2023 for services starting in 2024 . Deidre suggested hosting a County and City of Shelton lodging tax meeting . Rachel noted she did receive funding from Shelton lodging tax for the Christmas events . She doesn 't think there is any tourism information on the City' s website . Other Business Rachel brought up the meeting format and it was agreed to hold it hybrid , in - person and Zoom . Rachel announced she will host an open house on November 17 at the Fjord Oyster Bank in Hoodsport . Public Comment - none Calendar = The next meeting is January 18, 2023 at 9 a . m . and will be held hybrid . The meeting schedule is the 3rd Wednesday, 9 a . m . every quarter — January, April, July and October . Adiourn The meeting ended at 10 : 34 a . m . LODGING TAX ADVISORY COMMITTEE MASON COUNTY, WASHINGTON ATTEST : LTAC Clerk Chair