Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

In November 2011, the voters within the City of Brighton approved a 3% tax on short-term lodging of less than 30 days, which took effective January 1, 2012. The Brighton Municipal Code (Section 3-40-50) identifies using the Lodging Tax collected for the purpose of supporting economic development endeavors, special events, cultural arts facilities, advertising and marketing, and promoting tourism and other activities which utilize public accommodations within the City.

The City Code (Section 3-40-170) establishes the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee to "study, investigate and advise the City Council" on the distribution of the revenues from the lodging tax "consistent with the provisions of Section 3-40-50 of the Code".  The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is composed of seven voting members, who are appointed by the Mayor with approval of the City Council. 

View City Ordinance No. 2121 (PDF)

Todd Brummond, Lodging Provider Representative
Brian Moen, Lodging Provider Representative
Aryn Lallas, EDC Representative
Mick Richardson, EDC Representative
Wilma Rose, BCAC Representative
Kathy Wardle, BCAC Representative
Matt Johnston, City Council Representative

Vacancies: This Committee currently has one vacancy for people who are representatives of a short-term lodging business in Brighton (for example, a hotel, motel, bed and breakfast, campground or other inn or lodging). If you are interested in applying to be a member of this Committee, please complete an application, which can be found at the following link:


Next Regular Committee Meeting: 

Lodging Tax Grant Application

Each year the Brighton City Council awards grants to support activities that strengthen economic development, fund special events, assist cultural arts facilities, and promote tourism and related activities that inspire people to spend money in Brighton. During the open grant cycle, organizations with projects that will attract new visitors and business to the community are encouraged to apply. Those projects that increase the number of motels or hotel stays are highly valued.

The 2023 Brighton Lodging Tax Grant application period has passed. Please check back in the fall for information regarding 2024 applications.

 For information on the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, please contact staff in the City Manager's Office at 303-655-2165