Lodging Tax Board

Lodging Tax Board Members

  • Michael Murphy - Business owner, Chair
  • Vacant - Member at Large
  • Jacqui Wonnacott - LC/HC Chamber of Commerce, Secretary
  • Ben Hake - Lake City DIRT
  • Linda Payne - Elkhorn RV Park, Lodging owner
  • Carolyn Hull - Financial Specialist, Vice Chair
  • Vacant - Marketing Board Representative

Secretary: Sandy Hines


The voters of Hinsdale County authorized the levy of a lodging tax, pursuant to CRS 30-11-107.5 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, on November 3, 1992, and the Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution to establish a Lodging Tax Panel in Hinsdale County in January 20, 1993 for the purpose of marketing and advertising tourism in Hinsdale County. This Board of 7 members all must be Hinsdale County Residents. The Board consists of the President of the Lake City Chamber of Commerce, a DIRT Representative, a member of the Marketing Committee, one lodge owner, one business owner, one representative of a local financial institution and 1 registered voter. Meetings will be held quarterly, Applications for lodging tax funds are due by November 6th, 2017, and all applications will be reviewed in a meeting on December 5, 2017, at 10 a.m. in the Coursey Annex meeting room. For more information contact the Hinsdale County Administrative Assistant at 970-944-2225.

Lodging Tax Fund Applications

The Hinsdale County Lodging Tax Board accepts applications for Lodging Tax Grants to be distributed in 2019 starting in October 2018. Pursuant to statute, all revenue collected from the lodging tax is credited to a special fund designated as the Hinsdale County Lodging Tax Fund, and can be used only to advertise and market tourism in accordance with law, for the benefit of those unincorporated areas and municipalities from which the lodging tax originates.

To download a Request for Lodging Tax Funds, click here.


Lodging Tax Board Policies

Lodging Tax Bylaws