The Arts and Culture Alliance of Chatham County’s vision is to provide a diverse, vibrant, prosperous, and sustainable arts and culture industry in Chatham County.
City of Savannah Priorities Roundtable Working Group (3/4/22)

City of Savannah Priorities Roundtable Working Group (3/4/22)


Roundtable Discussion March 4, 2022- 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Savannah Coffee Roasters


  • Teresa-Michelle Walker Jackson, Savannah Black Heritage Festiva I
  • Gif Lockley, Savannah Children’s Choir
  • Sinisa Ciric, Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Alex Mann, Telfair Museums
  • Ryan McCurdy, Savannah Repertory Theatre
  • Jennifer Bishop, Savannah Reportory Theatre
  • Patrick Kelsey, Arts and Culture Alliance of Chatham County

Primary Discussion Points

  • State of Savannah’s arts and culture environment
  • Hotel/motel tax
  • Johnny Mercer Theatre

Secondary Discussion Points

  • Event restrictions
  • Small business incentives and access to financing
  • General and capital funding
  • Role of Chatham Area Transit
  • Role of Chatham County


  • Record and  post to site primary meeting discussion points
  • Maintain regularly scheduled, bi-weekly coffee discussions alternating days and locations

Action Item

  • Prepare facility usage survey to gather data about current and future performing arts facility needs.
  • Work towards presentation to City Council prior to Johnny Mercer Theatre’s future is decided (Tentatively May 2022)


ACACC Hotel/Motel Tax Analysis Worksheet

City of Savannah Hotel/Motel Tax Resolution

City of Savannah Hotel/Motel Tax Action Item (2/25/21)

2010 Georgia Code ~ Title 48 – Revenue And Taxation ~ Chapter 13 – Specific, Business, And Occupation Taxes ~  Article 3 – Excise Tax On Rooms, Lodgings, And Accommodations