Expression of Interest: RTO8 Board

Public Notice
March 1, 2023

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. The RTO8 Board of Directors is a group of local industry experts and leaders who are passionate about RTO8’s mission of developing Kawarthas Northumberland as a destination that drives its visitor economy with balanced and purposeful year-round visitation that meets our current and future capacity and community development needs.

RTO8 is looking to fill the following 4 vacancies to begin on June 22, 2023:

➔ One within the region of the City of Peterborough
➔ One within the region of Northumberland County 
➔ One within the region of the County of Peterborough
➔ One within the region of the City of Kawartha Lakes

Requirements of RTO8 Board Members
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Maintain good standing within the Corporation 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 – meetings are held on weekday mornings and are approximately two (2) hours per meeting
  • Attend the June 22nd AGM and a half day orientation on June 26th along with a half day strategic planning session in the Fall 
  • 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 Corporation including its mission, vision, values, goals, and objectives
  • The approval of annual business plans 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 Corporation
  • The preparation and submission of a strategic assessment report to the members at the annual meeting of members and to the Ministry
Please note:
  • Although the Board will endeavour to fill each of the vacancies listed for a three (3) year term, the minimum term of service as a board member is one (1) year
  • RTO8 Board of Directors Members serve on a voluntary basis

Candidates interested in this position are encouraged to read the RTO8 Business Plan and then fill out the 2023-24 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 2023-24 term must be submitted by 4:30pm on May 22, 2023