Lodger's Tax Advisory Board


Rio Rancho City Hall, 3200 Civic Center Circle


Bina Bhakta - Lodging

Vacant - Lodging

Carolina Couoh- General Public

Tyler Dunkel - Tourism

Clinton Ellison III - Tourism


The first Thursday of every second month at 10 a.m. Meeting months are February, April, June, August, October, and December. 

View meeting minutes and agendas.


The Board acts pursuant to the New Mexico Lodger's Tax Act, which acts in an advisory capacity to the Governing Body.

The Board's specific duties are:

-Advise the Governing Body on expenditure of funds authorized under  Section 37.02, for advertising, publicizing and promoting tourist attractions and facilities in the city or surrounding area.

-Conduct public forums upon the request or approval of the Governing Body.

-Identify areas of concern in the community as they relate to tourism-related industries and promote mutual trust, understanding and respect between residents and their governmental agencies.


The Mayor shall appoint an advisory board of five members with the confirmation of the City Council.

The five-member advisory board shall consist of two members who are owners or operators of lodgings subject to the occupancy tax with the city; two members who are owners or operators of industries located within the city that primarily provide services or products to tourists; and one member who is a resident of the city and represents the general public.

The terms of appointment for the members of the Board shall be staggered for overlapping terms of three years.