The objective of the City of Ferndale Lodging Tax Advisory Committee Process is to support projects which encourage eligible tourism and cultural activities and support tourism facilities in Ferndale.
Funding from the program may be used, directly by local jurisdictions, or indirectly through a convention and visitors bureau or destination marketing organization, for the marketing and operations of special events and festivals and to support the operations and capital expenditures of tourism-related facilities owned by nonprofit organizations described under section 501(c)(3) and section 501(c)(6) of the internal revenue code of 1986, as amended.
Events, projects, activities, and facilities that also serve the broader community will be given preference.
The law allows the use of lodging tax revenues in either of two broad categories: tourism promotion or tourism-related facilities:
Seed money that will help establish the activity, program, event, organization, or facility which will later function successfully on its own are preferred.