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The Franklin County CTA Program celebrates its third birthday this year.  In its third year, the program led by new coordinators, Lauren Formosa and Evan Crider.

The program celebrates refined initiatives to bring life to travel, visitation and excitement for the vast history, quaint retail shops, decadent dining, beautiful trails, parks and community events for all ages found here in Franklin County.

Local residents can join over 100 area CTAs was they appreciate, participate and discover everything the county has to offer with enthusiasm for the foundation of ambassadorship that the Tourism Ambassador Institute (TAI) ignited 14 years ago. 

Why be a CTA? 

Simply, it builds pride in our community because participants appreciate our quality of life, beauty, history, tastes and opportunities offered by Franklin County. 

CTAs are students, young professionals, hospitality employees, history enthusiasts, retired or simply enjoy “being in the know” and involved. Being a CTA means participants enhance a visitor’s experience by making a positive and memorable impression that will stay with them for a lifetime.

What do CTAs do?

CTAs participate by volunteering at various events, visiting historical locations, leading groups on tours of regional destination stops, downtown markets and guide tourists on walks and hikes through our beautiful trails and forests. 

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The Chamber Staff is always available to talk with you about how your business could greatly benefit from membership.

As part of the 2020 initiative, CTAs will have more opportunities to join committees fitting their personal interests, such as the Event Committee, Speakers Bureau, Destination Cares, Passport and Content Committees.

Also launching, will be a new, interactive way to see and sign-up to volunteer for upcoming CTA opportunities. 

Being part of the Franklin County CTA Program provides on-going education, industry networking opportunities and personal branding. It is a nationally recognized certification bound to add interest to any resume. Additionally, the program keeps participants “in the know,” increases business and often leads to career advancement. 

Another attractive element of the Franklin County CTA Program is that you can participate at your leisure and do the things that interest you most. 

With opportunities that suit a variety of schedules, the program offers a variety of committees, CTA Connect events, mixers and a wide range of volunteer opportunities highlighting individual strength and interests, designed to fit personal ability to be involved.

Next Class

The next certification class will be held on April 23rd from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Renfrew Museum & Park in Waynesboro. To register visit or e-mail [email protected] for more information. 

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