Accommodation Tax Advisory Committee (ATAC)


The Committee meetings are set within 45 days after the quarter end and the committee recommendations are presented at the next Bluffton Town Council meeting.

  • 6 pm
  • In 2021:  February 16, May 18, August 17, and November 16
  • Town Hall
    20 Bridge Street
    Bluffton, SC 29910
Applications Due*ATAC MeetingTown Council Meeting
December 31, 2020February 16, 2021March 9, 2021
March 31, 2021May 18, 2021June 8, 2021
June 30, 2021August 17, 2021September 14, 2021
September 30, 2021November 16, 2021December 14, 2021
December 31, 2021TBDTBD

*All applications are due by noon of due date

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  • Sam Britt - Chair - At Large
  • Nate Pringle - Cultural Organization
  • Christy Parker - Hospitality
  • VACANT - Lodging
  • Ellen Shumaker - Lodging
  • Michael Tripka - Hospitality
  • Tim Wood

About the Committee

The seven member Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee (ATAX) is required to advise Town Council on the distribution and expenditure of accommodations tax revenue for municipalities receiving over $50,000 per the South Carolina Code of Laws, Section June 4, 2025(A) known as the Accommodations Tax Act. The majority of members must represent the hospitality industry, including two from the lodging industry and at least one from a Cultural Organization. Accommodations Tax Grant Applications requesting funds are due by the last day of each quarter.