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Join our Board of Directors!

One Public Member Required

The Kingston Economic Development Corporation is accepting applications from individuals who are interested in contributing their time and expertise to fill openings for the Board of Directors. Directors are expected to actively participate in monthly board meetings as well as committee and special meetings scheduled as required throughout the year. Term appointments vary from one, two or three years.

Kingston's Economic Development Office works collaboratively with the City of Kingston as well as local and regional partners to leverage Kingston's unique assets to create jobs and investment in order to sustain, grow and transform Kingston's economy.

The Board of Directors is represented by a diverse group of individuals, who bring their respective experiences, interest and ideas together to shape and support the Corporation's strategic and policy direction. The Board of Directors is a forward-thinking governance body which provides progressive leadership management to support the organization in the attraction of new business, the growth and retention of existing business and support for work force development.

Skills: Interested applicants will preferably have a post-secondary education or relevant life experience, an understanding of current business and community issues, financial stewardship and previous board experience. A background with executive experience, global marketplace knowledge, innovation and creative thinking is desirable. Qualifications under the Corporations Act require that Directors be 18 years of age or older; and not be an undischarged bankrupt.

Composition: 8 public members, Mayor and 3 members of Council.

Ex-officios: City of Kingston CAO, Tourism Kingston CEO

Schedule of Meetings: Currently the Board meets the 2nd Monday of every month from 5-9pm with special meetings scheduled as required; the Finance Committee of the Board meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 8-9:30am; the HR Nominations Committee meets quarterly or as required.

Appointment: Terms are staggered - one, two or three years.

The deadline for applications is October 16,2017. Applications are accepted through the City of Kingston's Committee Application web page.

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