Please be advised the City of Cedar Park Tourism Advisory Board is accepting applications from eligible organizations for proposed activities for Budget Year 2014-2015 (October 1, 2014 - September 30, 2015). Applications from eligible applicants will be accepted until 4:00 PM on Friday, May 30, 2014.
Under state law revenues from the Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) may be used to support activities that promote tourism and demonstrate a positive benefit to the local lodging industry. In addition, the proposed activity or event must meet established guidelines for at least one of eight (8) eligible activity categories as set forth in state statute.
Follow the links below to access submittal schedule, guidelines and application, and related information.
Applicants for HOT funds are encouraged to contact Duane Smith, Tourism and Community Development Manager by phone at (512) 401-5060 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a pre-application meeting and discuss eligibility criteria, forms and the application process.
The Tourism Advisory Board consists of seven (7) members appointed by City Council for staggered two year terms. Members of the Board shall be residents of the City of Cedar Park, the Extra Territorial Jurisdiction, or a representative of a business which contributes to the tourism industry in Cedar Park.
The Advisory Board shall make recommendations to City Staff related to the promotion of tourism in the City and expenditures of hotel and motel tax revenues in accordance with Section 351 of the State of Texas Tax Code, The City Council may adopt, reject or modify the recommendations of the Board.
The Mission of the Cedar Park Tourism Advisory Board is to support the positioning of Cedar Park as a Destination City by defining and recommending appropriate use of funding mechanisms to promote the community’s events, attractions, resources and lodging opportunities to appropriate segments of the traveling public.
Meetings are held once a month with special meetings held on an as needed basis. The meetings are held in the evening and are approximately 1-2 hours in duration. Additional time is required to read relevant reports and documentation. Special meetings with the City Council are scheduled on an as needed basis.
Term: Each Board Member serves a two-year term.
Robert Schoen, Secretary, Place 1
Matthew Olguin, Vice Chair, Place 2
Lisa Star, Place 3
Wayne Brooks, Place 4
Rick McLaughlin, Place 5
Troy Storm, Place 6
Mel Kirkland, Chair, Place 7
Duane Smith, Manager
Tourism and Community Development
Katie Krampitz, Manager
Tourism and Community Development is located at 450 Cypress Creek Road, Building 3, Cedar Park, Texas 78613.
Hotel Tax Ordinance - Chapter 10 Taxation, Article 10.03 Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax [PDF]
Ordinance No. CO32-05-07-14-3A - Establishing Tourism Board [PDF]
Hotel Occupancy Tax Guidelines - 2009 [PDF]
Tourism Advisory Board Rules And Procedures - Passed and Approved January 23, 2014. [PDF]