Governing Board Meeting

STREAMLINED SALES TAX GOVERNING BOARD MEETING
Hilton Garden Inn, Atlanta, Georgia

The Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board (SSTGB) will meet on October 12-14, 2016 at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, Atlanta. Member state and non-member state officials, Legislators and the business community are invited to attend. The Governing Board strongly encourages the attendance of each member state’s appointed Legislative delegate.

AGENDA         REGISTRATION        Governing Board Meeting Materials

If you would like to have specific items on the Governing Board meeting agenda, including proposed amendments to the SSUTA or Rules, please email craig.johnson@sstgb.org no later than Friday, September 2. The final agenda will be noticed to the email ListServs at least 30-days prior to the meeting. The Governing Board will discuss the status of Federal Legislation related to providing the states remote seller collection authority.

PUBLICATION
The documents to be included in the meeting publication must be emailed to Craig Johnson no later than Friday, September 16. If the deadline is missed, you should bring at least 125-copies to the meeting for distribution at the onsite meeting registration.

SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS
Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
· State and Local Advisory Council (SLAC) - 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  Hot Breakfast/Lunch provided
Thursday, October 13, 2016
· Business Advisory Council (BAC) - 8:00 to 10:00 AM
· Executive Committee - 10:00 AM to Noon
· Governing Board - 1:00 to 5:00 PM
  Hot Breakfast/ Lunch provided
Friday, October 14, 2016
· Governing Board - 8:30 AM to Noon
  Hot Breakfast provided

MEETING REGISTRATION
It is important to pre-register prior to the meeting to be included in the catering headcounts and meeting room set-up plan. Early registration would be greatly appreciated! Attendees may pre-register in one of two (2) ways.

1. ONLINE PRE- REGISTRATION  

2. MAIL:  Complete the Registration form and mail with check to:
   Sharon Tolbert-White
   Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board
   100 Majestic Drive, Suite 400
   Westby, WI 54667

REGISTRATION FEES
State and Local Advisory Council (SLAC) only (open).... $165.00
Governing Board only (open) ........................................... $215.00
Both SLAC and Governing Board .................................... $355.00
(Includes all fees except BAC Non-members)
Business Advisory Council (BAC) Non-members ...........  $ 75.00
Business Advisory Council (BAC) Members only...........No charge (for BAC Meeting only)

The business community that are not members of the Business Advisory Council (BAC) may email Fred Nicely, FNicely@cost.org to request information on becoming members. Businesses that join the BAC prior to the October 2016 meeting, after having pre-registered as non-members will receive the $75.00 registration fee refund upon request. Please forward this email to businesses that you feel would like to attend or join the BAC. Businesses may significantly benefit from attending the meetings. If you are not sure if your business is a BAC member, please email Sharon.tolbert-white@sstgb.org.

WEBINAR/ TELECONFERENCE
The open segments of the meetings will be available to the general public by teleconference and webinar. The invitation will be emailed to the ListServs at least one week prior to the meeting dates. Please remember to mute your phone until speaking to obtain the best audio quality. Please do not place the call on hold due to the possible disruption of hold music. Business Advisory Council (BAC) members will receive a separate teleconference number from the Business Advisory Council (BAC) prior to their meeting.

RECEPTION
All registered attendees are invited to enjoy the evening reception on Thursday, October 13, 5:30 to 8:30 pm eastern. Hors d’oeuvres will be served in the Garden City View Room and cash bar will be available. You will receive 2-complimentary drink tickets at the onsite meeting registration for the purchase of wine or domestic beer. Feel free to wear casual dress.

LOCATION
Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Downtown
275 Baker Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30313

The Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Downtown is situated at the city's most preferred destination, Centennial Olympic Park, in the heart of the Centennial Park District in downtown Atlanta. Across the street from the Georgia Aquarium, at the edge of Centennial Olympic Park and just 11 miles from the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The location places the hotel at an epicenter of and entertainment districts in the city with numerous dining, entertainment choices and the Coca-Cola Museum. Atlantic Station, the award winning in-town mixed-use development, and Virginia Highlands offer unique and interesting shopping. The Hotel is just steps away from CNN Center, Philips Arena-home of the Atlanta Hawks, Georgia Dome-home of the Atlanta Falcons and 2-miles from Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves. The Hotel offers complimentary meeting and guest room wireless Internet, business and fitness centers, indoor/outdoor pools and hot tub.

RESERVATIONS
Until the cut-off date of September 27, you may reserve a guest room using this link: Reserve Room

Or call central reservations at 877-782 9444 #1 and #1, then * to request a guest room at the Hilton Garden Inn. It is important that you provide the room block code, SST Meeting, to receive the contractual discount.

After 9/27/16, you must call central reservations.

The discounted guest room rate is available 3-days pre and post the meeting dates, based on availability. If you have a problem with your reservation, please contact Sharon.tolbert-white@sstgb.org and I would be happy to help!

Standard King or Two-Queens, $138.00 nightly GSA per diem rate + prevailing sales tax.

Cut-Off Date
The room block release deadline is September 27, 2016 at 11:59 pm eastern. It is important to reserve a guest room before the room block release deadline. Please consider reserving before travel approval is obtained. You may cancel prior to the check-in date. See your reservation confirmation for the cancellation policy.

Check-in 3:00 PM and check-out at 11:00 am. You may call reservations to request an early check-in prior to arrival, however availability may be limited.

Reservations must be made on an individual basis. Individual credit card or advance deposit must be provided to guarantee the reservation. Reservations made after the September 27, 2016 room block release deadline will receive the discounted rate based on availability only. In order to meet the contractual room block requirements, please do not make reservations on the Hotel website, through a travel agent, Expedia.com, Orbitz.com, Hotel.com, TripAdvisor.com or other websites.

CANCELLATION
Please refer to your reservation to verify your cancellation policy. If you need further assistance, call the Hotel in-house reservations directly at 404-577-2001 #2. Early departure fee of $75.00 applies unless notification is given 12-hours in advance. Late check-out fee of $75.00 also applies to any room after 12:00 pm on departure date.

AIRPORT
Hartsville-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

TRANSPORTATION
The Hotel does not offer airport shuttle service. The Hilton Garden Inn is conveniently located near the Marta stop at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC). In Airport Ground Transportation, the Marta Train travels only one direction (end of the line). You must transfer at the Five Points station to any west bound train marked Bankhead or H.E. Holmes. Travel one stop to the Georgia Dome, Georgia World Congress Center, Phillips Arena. From that station, follow the signs pointing to the Georgia Dome which has its own exit, separate from Philips Arena at the west end of the train platform. It is less than one half (1/2) block then one block down. Once at street level walk one block down to the Hilton Garden Inn.

Super Shuttle:
Runs for the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta Airport to downtown Atlanta. The cost is $19.50 one way and $31.00 roundtrip. If booked on line, roundtrip is $25.00 and one way is $16.50.

Super Shuttle Reservations: Book online or call (800) BLUE VAN (404-258-3826)
TDD Reservations: (877) 215-9262
5036 Clark Howell Highway, Atlanta, GA 30349
atlsales@supershuttle.com
Office: (404) 410-1290

Taxi Cab: Approximately $30.00 one-way.

MAP & DIRECTIONS

NEARBY PARKING, DINING AND SHOPPING 

DINING
The hotel has a number of onsite dining options so you never have to leave the hotel to enjoy a meal. Start your day off right with a full hot breakfast buffet at the City View Room. You will receive complimentary breakfast tickets at check-in. Enjoy delicious seafood for lunch or dinner at the onsite Legal Sea Foods restaurant or Legal Sea Foods Oyster and Lobby Bar. The Hotel‘s front desk clerk will provide the local restaurant list with addresses and maps upon request.

ENTERTAINMENT & ATTRACTIONS

EMAIL LISTSERV
Please forward this announcement to others in your organization. They may subscribe to the “General Public” ListServ to receive meeting notifications and other information. The Governing Board and SLAC ListServs are intended for state appointed delegates only.

QUESTIONS
Contact Sharon White at 615-477-8453 or email sharon.tolbert-white@sstgb.org. Additional details will be forthcoming!

Best regards!