New head of The Great Waterway

In this April 24, 2014, file photo, a ship navigates the St. Lawrence Seaway near Glen Walter, Ont. (Newswatch Group/File)

CORNWALL – A community development coordinator from the Belleville-area is the new head of the board overseeing the Great Waterway.

Neil Carbone was elected chairman of the board of directors.

Carbone has been the director of community development for Prince Edward County since November, 2012, where he’s responsible for economic development and land management as well as museums and heritage.

He has represented Prince Edward County on the waterway board since last year.

“I look forward to my new role as Chair, working to grow visitation and tourism receipts in a region that offers some Ontario’s best tourism experiences and attractions,” said Carbone.

The 13 member Great Waterway Board of Directors is the governing authority for the tourism in Region 9, which stretches from Belleville to the Quebec border.

It was created in 2010 to promote and invest in tourism along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.

Cornwall and the United Counties are represented on the board by Linda Wilson.

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