Two women who grew up in Dungog and have a strong affinity with the district have been appointed to the board of Dungog Regional Tourism Inc.
The Board, which aims to progress the development and promotion of tourism in the Dungog Region was selected by an independent Selection Committee in late 2016.
Katherine Danvers and Sarah Crawford were recently appointed to the two vacant positions.
They are joining the existing board consisting of David McDonald, Janice Bonamy, Jenny Lewis, Westley Nielson and Cameron Archer.
“We are very fortunate to have them on the Board,” Board Chair Dr Cameron Archer said.
With 9 years of experience in marketing and over 11 years of experience in graphic design, Katherine has worked in the Tourism industry since 2008 has traveled extensively and lived overseas.
“This experience and knowledge gives Katherine an advantage when promoting her home town of Dungog as part of the Dungog Regional Tourism Board,” said Dr Archer.
“Her skill set provides experience in planning, creating and executing integrated marketing campaigns across various mediums, with a focus on social media management.”
Sarah brings to the Board 20-plus years experience in advertising, marketing and brand development.
With a particular interest in community development and the arts, she is set to move back to Dungog with her partner, where they will run a contemporary gallery and art based tourism business.
Sarah continues to work closely with small business in a marketing and business development capacity.
"There is one word I hear continually being used in association with the Dungog Region is 'Potential',” said Sarah.
“As a Board member, I'm looking forward to collaborating with local businesses and the community to unlock this potential."
The group is working closely with the Council operating the Dungog Visitor Information Centre.
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