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.
Christy Pinski - Chair - Hospitality
Ellen Shumaker - Lodging
Nate Pringle - Cultural Organization
Sam Britt - At Large
Allyne Mitchell - At Large
Scott Thrasher - Lodging
Vacant - Hospitality
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.
In 2023: February 21, May 16, August 15, and November 15
Town Hall 20 Bridge Street Bluffton, SC 29910
Apply For An Accommodations Tax (ATAX) Grant
Applications are due by noon on the deadline date.