Volunteer to help shape the future of Kawarthas Northumberland as a tourist destination

Regional Tourism Organization 8 seeking four tourism leaders in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, and Northumberland to serve on its 2024-25 board

The not-for-profit organization responsible for tourism in Kawarthas Northumberland is now accepting nominations for new volunteer members for its board of directors beginning this summer.

Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Regional Tourism Organization 8 (RTO8) has four vacancies to fill on its board, one each from the following regions: the City of Peterborough, Peterborough County, the City of Kawartha Lakes, and Northumberland County.

RTO8’s board comprises local industry experts and leaders who are dedicated to the growth and prosperity of Kawarthas Northumberland — which encompasses Peterborough & The Kawarthas and Northumberland County — and are driven by a commitment to sustainable and purposeful year-round visitation.

Becoming a part of the RTO8 board of directors allows you to actively contribute to shaping the community’s future as a tourist destination.

Although the minimum term of service as an RTO8 board member is one year, terms of two or three years are also available.

Board members will be required to attend the RTO8 annual general meeting on June 20, a half-day orientation session in June, and a half-day 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. While people from diverse backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply, preference will be given to business owner or operators or those who are working within the Kawarthas Northumberland tourism industry.

To complete the 2024-25 RTO8 board application form, visit rto8.com/eoi-rto8-board/, where you can also find more details about the requirements and responsibilities of board members.

All applications to join the board must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 20.

Whether you’re a seasoned board member or new to this role, being part of RTO8 provides a unparalleled window into the region’s opportunities and challenges allowing board members to leverage their tourism expertise, and actively participate in supporting the growth of Kawarthas Northumberland,” Dillon-Schalk says.

By kawarthaNOW