Expression of Interest: RTO8 Board

Public Notice
April 15, 2024

Seeking New Members for the RTO8 Board of Directors

Regional Tourism Organization 8 (RTO8) is seeking nominations for new members of its Board of Directors.

A fulfilling tourism leadership opportunity awaits industry leaders. Regional Tourism Organization 8 (RTO8) is now accepting nominations for new members to join its Board of Directors. This RTO8 Board of Directors includes local tourism industry leaders dedicated to the growth and prosperity of Kawarthas Northumberland, driven by a commitment to sustainable and purposeful year-round visitation. Individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply.

RTO8 is seeking industry leaders to fill four vacancies at the Annual General Meeting on June 20, 2024 from the following areas:

➔ City of Peterborough region
Northumberland County region
County of Peterborough region
City of Kawartha Lakes region

Requirements of RTO8 Board Members
  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Maintain good standing within the RTO8 organization throughout their term of service, including being engaged and attentive to the business of the Board;
  • Attend a minimum of six (6) Board Meetings per fiscal year (April 1 – March 31) – meetings are held on weekday mornings and are approximately one and a half (1.5) hours in length;
  • Attend a half day orientation late June and a half day planning session in the Fall along with the AGM; 
  • Sit on one (1) committee of the board that meets as required virtually;
  • Preference will be given to a business owner-operator or individual working within the Kawarthas Northumberland tourism industry.
Responsibilities of RTO8 Board Members
  • The development and approval of a strategic plan for the organization including its mission, vision, values, goals, and objectives;
  • The approval of an annual business plan detailing the specific actions to be undertaken to meet the objectives set out in the strategic plan;
  • The establishment of policy setting out rules, authorities, responsibilities and limitations of those engaged in the work of the organization;
  • The preparation and submission of a strategic assessment report to the members at the annual meeting of members and to the Ministry.
Please note:
  • This is a governance focused board. Operations are the responsibility of the Executive Director;
  • The minimum term of service as a board member is one (1) year. Positions are being sought for one, two, and three-year terms;
  • RTO8 Board of Directors Members serve on a voluntary basis.

Candidates interested in this position must fill out the 2024-25 RTO8 Board Application Form by clicking here. Please provide all information requested and respond to all questions within the form, including attaching additional information as appropriate.

All applications to join the Board of Directors for the 2024-25 term must be submitted by 4:30pm on May 20, 2024

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

Laurie Dillon-Schalk, Chair Board Development Committee, RTO8 Board of Directors