Lodging Tax

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11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Quarterly Meetings
City Hall
500 South 4th Avenue
6th Floor Study Session Room
Brighton, CO 80601

  • Todd Brummond, Chairman - Lodging Provider Representative
  • Lindsay Killin, Vice-Chairperson - Lodging Provider Representative
  • Ronald Ames, Treasurer - At Large Member
  • James Vigesaa, Committee Member - Brighton Economic Development Corporation Representative
  • Daryl Meyers, Committee Member - At Large Member
  • Todd Lambert, Committee Member - Brighton Economic Development Corporation Representative
  • Ken Kreutzer, City Council Representative
  • Wilma Rose, Alternate

  • Manuel Esquibel, City Manager / Lodging Tax Advisory Committee Ex-Officio Member
  • Linda Gonzales, Assistant to the City Manager / Grant Manager
  • Bernadette Kimmey, Budget and Policy Director
  • Erica Hannah, Administrative Assistant

Current Openings
For current vacancies please click on the Vacancies tab.

On, November 8, 2011 the electors at general election approved the lodging tax proposal submitted to them by City Council and on December 6, 2011 the Brighton City Council adopted Ordinance No. 2121 in response to the action. Ordinance No. 2121 allows the City of Brighton to impose a 3% Lodging Tax on short term lodging of less than thirty days to provide revenue to be allocated by the City Council for Economic Development, Special Events, Cultural Arts Facilities, Advertising and Marketing, and Promoting Tourism and other activities which utilize public accommodations.

Upon adoption of City Ordinance No. 2121, the City Council of Brighton correspondingly appointed a committee of individuals to administer and advise Council on the use of revenues resulting from the new lodging tax. The purpose of the Committee is to study, investigate and advise the City Council as to the development and promulgation of policies for the implementation, support and use of revenues from the lodging tax for economic development, special events, cultural arts facilities, advertising and marketing, promotion of tourism and other related activities. The Committee advises City Council on allocation, budgeting and appropriation of funds from the Lodging Tax Fund consistent with the provisions (Municipal Code Section 3-40-50, C.R.S.), use of the tax, as the same may be amended from time to time.

City Ordinance No. 2121

Request for Proposals
2015 Request for Proposals

2015 Request for Proposals Timeline
Friday, July 18, 2014 Publication & Distribution of RFP
Monday, August 11, 2014 Meeting for Proposed Applicants for Q&A
Friday, August 29, 2014 RFP Response Deadline
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 thru Friday, September 12, 2014 Review Period
Monday, September 15, 2014 Notification to Respondents
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Interviews
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Recommendation to City Council
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Council takes formal action on Awards
Upon Formal Action by Council Notify Proposing Organizations / Teams
Late December 2014 Contract & Award Distributed to Organizations

*Please click the link below to view a sample proposal that was previously submitted for the 2013 Lodging Tax Request for Proposals by the Brighton Chamber of Commerce. This sample is intended to give an idea of the type of content to include in a proposal.*
Sample 2013 Submitted Proposal

For more information on the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee and Lodging Tax Grants, please contact Linda Gonzales at 303-655-2066 or lgonzales@brightonco.gov