Tourism Promotion Area

About the Program


The Tourism Promotion Area (TPA) program is funded through a special fee on lodging provided by hotels with 40 rooms or more throughout Pierce County. Funds are used to promote tourism and increase overnight stays at lodging facilities.

TPA board members are recommended by the Pierce County Lodging Association, appointed by the Pierce County Executive, and confirmed by the Pierce County Council.

For more information, contact Kathy Sorgenfrei at (253) 798-6906.

Application Process


The TPA Application for 2018 funding is available as of July 17, 2017 with a submission deadline of August 11, 2017.

2017 Meeting Notice


The following meetings of the Tourism Promotion Area Hotel Commission have been scheduled:
  • February 21 @ 10 a.m.- Meeting cancelled; rescheduled to March 20 @ 10 a.m.
  • Special Meeting: April 19 | 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Joint meeting with LTAC | Tourism Strategic Plan Kick-Off Meeting T-PC Chamber of Commerce, Conference Room, 950 Pacific Ave, 3rd Floor, Tacoma, WA 98402
  • May 16 @ 10 a.m.
  • Special Meeting: June 14 | 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Joint meeting with LTAC | Tourism Strategic Plan Update Meeting @ Pierce County Library Processing & Administrative Center located at 3005 112th Street East in Tacoma
  • August 15 @ 10 a.m.
  • November 14 @ 10 a.m. - Meeting cancelled
  • Special Meeting: November 16, 2017 | 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Joint workshop on Tourism Strategic Plan with LTAC & TPA board members @ Eagles Pride Golf Course at JBLM, exit 116.
All meetings are open to the public and will be held at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center (Boardroom North), 1500 Broadway Street, Tacoma, WA, 98402 unless otherwise indicated.

Any changes to the schedule or meeting place, including cancellations or special meetings, will be posted on this page and will be prominently displayed at the Pierce County Economic Development Department office at 950 Pacific Avenue, Suite 720, in Tacoma.