Are you passionate about Stratford? Want to be part of ensuring its continued success as a leading arts and culture destination?
Destination Stratford invites committed, connected, and dynamic individuals to get involved. Email us at email@example.com for current and future board openings and/or potential subcommittees and working groups.
The Board is collectively accountable to the community, funders and other stakeholders. They are responsible for the organization’s performance in relation to its mission and strategic objectives, and for the effective stewardship of financial and human resources.
The Stratford Tourism Alliance – DBA Destination Stratford (DS) is governed by a Board of Directors representing a broad section of private and public stakeholders interested in furthering the tourism economy in Stratford and Perth County.
The STA Board of Directors includes representation from various sectors that feed into Stratford’s tourism picture. A board skills matrix is utilized to ensure a balanced board composition which is sought from the following key sectors that include:
- Stratford Festival
- Accommodators: Hotel and/or Bed and Breakfast
- Stratford Business Improvement Area (BIA)
- Arts, Culture and Heritage
- Events and Attractions
- Citizens at Large
A number of seats are held for ex-officio non-voting members from the City of Stratford, the STA Executive Director and the Ministry of Tourism.
Board terms are referenced in Stratford Tourism Alliance By-law 3.3*
If you are interested in joining the STA Board of Directors, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch. Thank you.
Destination Stratford Board Agendas & Meeting Minutes Summaries
Board of Directors Regular Meeting Agenda
- January 11, 2023 DS Board Meeting Summary
- March 8, 2023 DS Board Meeting Summary
- Upcoming Board Meeting: May 10, 2023
Destination Stratford 2022 Board of Directors
The current Board of Directors held their virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, June 15th, 2022. Please refer to the 2021 Annual Report for information on Destination Stratford’s activities over the last year.
The following persons currently serve on the Stratford Tourism Alliance Board of Directors:
- Rob Russell, Retail & City Centre – Board Chair
MacLeods Scottish Shop
- Lee Anne Nymeyer, Association – Secretary / Treasurer
RBC Dominion Securities
- Chloé Miller, Culinary – Vice-Chair / Governance Chair
Pazzo Pizzeria and Café Bouffon
- Kristene Steed, Producer/Retail
Rheo Thompson Candies
- Mike Heisz, Producer
Junction 56 Distillery
- Kim Cosgrove, Culinary
Stratford Chefs School
- Kendra Fry, Event
Stratford Summer Music
- Laura Fong, Member-at-large
- Cody Sebben
City Councilor, Stratford
- Sarah Hamza
- Joanna Saraiva
Regional Development Advisor – Tourism Portfolio
Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries | Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility
- Zac Gribble
Destination Stratford Executive Director
- Joan Thomson
CAO, City of Stratford
Destination Stratford By-Laws
Stratford Tourism Alliance Board-Approved By-Laws May 2022
Learn more about Destination Stratford at visitstratford.ca/about.