If you’re a tourism professional in Kawarthas Northumberland, Regional Tourism Organization 8 (RTO8) could use your expertise.
A not-for-profit organization funded by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, RTO8 is seeking four tourism professionals to serve as volunteer members of its board of directors beginning in June.
RTO8’s board is a group of local industry experts and leaders who are passionate about the organization’s mission to develop Kawarthas Northumberland as a tourism destination that will bring visitors year-round to the Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough & The Kawarthas, and Northumberland County.
Many of the towns and villages in Kawarthas Northumberland, which also features more than 350 lakes and rivers, are connected by the Trent-Severn Waterway, a national historic site. The importance of the Trent-Severn Waterway to Kawarthas Northumberland’s visitor economy is reflected in the vision statement in RTO8’s 2023-24 business plan:
“By 2026, Kawarthas Northumberland communities will be recognized as one of the leading travel destinations in Ontario for experiencing soft outdoor and rural adventure connecting Canadian waterway heritage.”
To help realize its mission and vision, RTO8 is looking to fill four vacancies on its board effective June 22: one within the region of the City of Peterborough, one within the region of Peterborough County, one within the region of Northumberland County, and one within the region of the City of Kawartha Lakes.
The minimum term of service as an RTO8 board member is one year, but the board will endeavour to fill each of the four vacancies for a three-year term. Board members will be required to attend the RTO8 general meeting on June 22, a half-day orientation session on June 26, and a half-day strategic planning session in the fall. Board members are also required to attend at least six board meetings per fiscal year and to sit on a committee of the board that meets as required virtually.
Prospective board members must be Canadian citizens of at least 18 years of age. Preference will be given to business owner-operators or individuals who are working within the Kawarthas Northumberland tourism industry.
RTO8 encourages those interested in becoming a board member to read RTO8’s 2023-24 business plan and then complete the 2023-24 RTO8 board application form, both of which are available at rto8.com/eoi-rto8-board/, where you can also find more details about the requirements and responsibilities of board members. All applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 22nd.
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