A press release from City of Lakewood.
LAKEWOOD, Washington – The City of Lakewood invites proposals that encourage local tourism and cultural activities. Applications must be filed by 5:00 p.m. on August 23, 2021 to be considered by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) for grant award consideration.
The funding source is the City’s share of taxes collected on overnight stays at hotels, motels and short‐term rentals, including such activities as AirBNB, bed and breakfasts, RV parks, and other housing and lodging accommodations for periods of time less than 30 days within the City of Lakewood.
“Lakewood has so much to offer: international food, freshwater lakes, gorgeous parks, history & heritage, family-friendly events, and more. The City invites proposals to invite newcomers and create new attractions.”
– Jim Kopriva, Communications Manager
Examples of prior applicants include the Lakewood Historical Society, Lakewold Gardens, Historic Fort Steilacoom Association, the Asia Pacific Cultural Center, the South Sound Sports Commission, and other organizations working to attract tourism and celebrate culture in Lakewood.
An LTAC award permitted the City of Lakewood to create Nearcation.com, a website and corresponding ad campaign to celebrate local attractions and invite tourism to Lakewood. The campaign’s video advertisements celebrate international cuisine, outdoor activities, golf, and historical sites.