Kari Linder, Deputy City Recorder
The Tourism Advisory Committee is a citizen advisory body appointed by the City Council consisting of up to nine regular members appointed for three-year terms. The Committee’s purpose is to advise the Council and assist staff and other community organizations in implementing tourism strategies. The Committee is also responsible for the oversight and periodic updating of the Tourism Action Plan and providing future recommendations on the expenditure of the City's hotel motel tax dollars.
The Tourism Advisory Committee was a key recommendation from a Tourism Task Force that was convened in 2016. The Task Force developed a Tourism Action Plan (linked at the bottom of this page) with short term and long term projects and initiatives that could be funded by the City's local transient lodging tax (hotel-motel taxes).
A majority of the membership must represent organizations that are involved with or associated with tourism activities or attractions in Lake Oswego. These groups could include the Lake Oswego Arts Council, Lakewood Center for the Arts, Heritage Council, Chamber of Commerce, Lake Oswego Review and local media, business associations, and hotels. At large members should include marketing professionals who live or have their place of business in Lake Oswego.
Current Tourism Board Members
General e-mail correspondence or requests to the Tourism Advisory Committee may be sent to: Tac@Lakeoswego.city
Mission and Duties
The Tourism Advisory Committee shall:
Tourism Advisory Committee Meetings
Meetings are generally held four times a year on the second Wednesday of the second month of the quarter at 10:00 am-noon. Meeting time, date and location are subject to change. Please contact staff at 503-675-3984 to confirm details.
Meeting agendas are typically posted on this site one week prior to the meeting. Notices of meetings are also published in the City's monthly newsletter -- Hello LO, on the City's community web calendar, and on bulletin boards at the Adult Community Center, Library, and on the first floor at City Hall.
Key Documents and Reports
Forms, Permits, and Applications