City of Renton accepting applications for 2022 Tourism Promotion Grants

Deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021

RENTON, WA ­– Organizations with programs or activities that promote tourism in Renton can now apply for Lodging Tax Grants for 2022.

Eligible events are not limited to within the Renton city limits. However, events must show measurable drive-in tourism within the city limits. Organizations may apply for multiple events.

The grant application is online. Applications are due by due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021.

Finalists will present their requests to the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee on Nov. 10 via Zoom. The committee will make its final recommendations to Renton City Council in December.

The grants are funded by Washington state’s Hotel-Motel Tax, which is collected on all in-city lodging stays of less than 30 days.

Questions concerning the application process may be directed to Jessie Kotarski, Economic Development Manager, at 425-430-7271 or via email at

City of Renton Contacts

Jessie Kotarski, Economic Development Manager, 425-430-7271

Kristi Rowland, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, 425-430-6947



About the City of Renton

The City of Renton, Washington, with a population of 105,500 (2020), is located on the southeast shore of Lake Washington, just south of Seattle. Renton’s strong economic base, diverse marketplace and favorable business climate have attracted nationally recognized companies that wish to provide employees and their families an outstanding quality of life. Renton is the home of Boeing, PACCAR, IKEA, the Seattle Seahawks, and the eternal resting place of Jimi Hendrix. More information is on our website, in news releases, or on Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor.