Lodging Tax Advisory Committee


11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 Quarterly Meetings
 City Hall

   500 South 4th Avenue

   6th Floor Study Session Room

   Brighton, CO 80601


  • Todd Brummond, Chairman - Lodging Provider Representative
  • Daryl Meyers, Committee Member - At Large Member
  • Valerie Escatel, Committee Member - Brighton Economic Development Corporation Representative
  • Kirby Wallin, City Council Representative
  • Wilma Rose,  Committee Member - At-Large Member


  • Philip Rodriguez, City Manager
  • Alisha Janes, Special Assistant to the City Manager

 Current Openings

 For current vacancies please visit the Boards and Commissions vacancies page.


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.


View City Ordinance No. 2121 (PDF).

Grant Application 

Complete Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 20, 2018. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure a complete application is received by the date and time stated. Applicants are asked to submit one (1) signed original and ten (10) copies. No oral submittals will be considered. Applications (including any supplemental material) may not be submitted via facsimile or e-mail.

Submit all Applications to:

City of Brighton City Manager’s Office Attention: Alisha Janes 

Special Assistant to the City Manager 

500 South 4th Ave. Brighton, CO 80601

  *View a sample proposal that was previously submitted for the 2014 Lodging Tax Request for Proposals by the Kiwanis Club of Brighton. This sample is intended to give an idea of the type of content to include in a proposal.*

View Sample 2014 Submitted Proposal.


For more information on the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee and Lodging Tax Grants, please contact Alisha Janes at 303-655-8747.