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Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board

The Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board advises the Mayor and City Council on the expenditure of Lodgers' Tax funds for advertising, publicizing and promoting tourist attractions and facilities in the city.

Contact Information

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Meeting Times

Meeting dates are the fourth Thursday of every month from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

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About the Board

The Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board was created by City Ordinance 4-4-13.

Actions of The Board will be taken in conformance with the statutory and regulatory framework within which it is mandated to operate.

The Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board shall advise the Mayor and City Council on the expenditure of funds authorized by Section 3-38-15 NMSA 1978 for advertising, publicizing and promoting tourist attractions and facilities in the city. In addition, the Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board shall:

  1. Review past and current performance of any organization contracting with the city to supply advertising, publicizing and promotion of tourist attractions, conventions and tourist related activities;
  2. Advise the Mayor as to the performance of such contractors on a quarterly basis, and make recommendations to the Mayor concerning whether such contracts should be renewed or canceled. ('74 Code, § 4-2-12) (Ord. 54-1977; Am. Ord. 56-1993; Am. Ord. 24-2001)

Board Membership

The Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board, which shall consist of seven members all of whom shall be residents of the city; two of whom shall represent the lodging industry, two of whom are directly, involved in tourist-related industries and three members at large who shall represent the public.

The members of the Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council.

  1. The term of each member of the Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board shall be three years.
  2. Except as provided in this article, the qualifications appointment and conduct of the members of the Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board and the organizational structure of the Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board shall be governed by 2-6-1-1 et seq.
  3. The Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board shall advise the Mayor and City Council on the expenditure of funds authorized by Section 3-38-15 NMSA 1978 for advertising, publicizing and promoting tourist attractions and facilities in the city. In addition, the Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board shall:
    1. Review past and current performance of any organization contracting with the city to supply advertising, publicizing and promotion of tourist attractions, conventions and tourist related activities;
    2. Advise the Mayor as to the performance of such contractors on a quarterly basis, and make recommendations to the Mayor concerning whether such contracts should be renewed or canceled. ('74 Code, 4-2-12) (Ord. 54-1977; Am. Ord. 56-1993; Am. Ord. 24-2001)

Current Board Members

Representing Name Term
Lodging Industry Mr. Damen Kompanowski Aug. 1, 2017
Lodging Industry Mr. Todd E. Walters Aug. 1, 2017
Tourist-Related Industry Mr. Jesse A Herron Aug. 1, 2017
Tourist-Related Industry Ms. Deborah J Owen Aug. 1, 2018
At Large Mr. Harry L Tipton Aug. 1, 2017
At Large Ms. Brenda W. Moore Aug. 1, 2017
At Large Mr. Theodore E. Shogry Aug. 1, 2017

Board Administration

The Board is administratively attached to the Economic Development Department of the City and staff for the Board is provided by the Department.

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