The Cedar Park Tourism Advisory Board is committed to help Cedar Park grow as a viable and recognized tourist location, which will generate an increase in revenue.
Our Mission is to create, promote, and publicize the tourist opportunities in Cedar Park though creative use of marketing strategies, new advertising technologies, and full implementation of an aggressive marketing campaign. We are treating this role as a key component for the overall branding of the City, a key piece of economic development, and a complete outreach program.
While the Cedar Park Center will draw numerous tourists on its own, our Board believes that continued marketing emphasis will create a complete destination of Cedar Park, so that tourists will stay longer, frequent local businesses, and share our City with their networks.
We also want to ensure that we are engaging the full support of our community, businesses, and industry to work with us in promoting Cedar Park in this manner.
Time Commitment: Meetings are held once a month with special meetings held on an as needed basis. The meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30PM and are approximately 1-2 hours in duration. Additional time is required to read relevant reports and documentation. Special meetings with the City Council are scheduled on an as needed basis.
Term: Each Board Member serves a two-year term.
Members: The Board is comprised of seven members appointed by the City Council. The majority of the members must be residents of the City of Cedar Park, and can be removed from the board at the will of Council.
Local HOT Use Guidelines:
The City of Cedar Park collects a Local Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax (HOT) from hotels, motels, and bed & breakfasts located in the City. Under State law, the revenue from the HOT may be used only to directly promote tourism and the convention and hotel industry. The Cedar Park Tourism Advisory Board accepts applications from organizations and businesses wishing to receive financial support through reimbursement funding of the Local Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) revenue collected. Requests approved by the Tourism Advisory Board will be forwarded to the City Council. The City Council makes all final decisions on HOT funding requests.