Passionate about local food and rural tourism
Clark Hoskin is passionate about rural communities, local food, agriculture, tourism and the collaboration required to pull off effective economic development initiatives. He is Manager of Tourism & Economic Development for Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada, located 90 minutes south of Toronto. Norfolk County includes the communities of Port Dover, Port Rowan, Long Point, Simcoe, Delhi and Waterford.
Clark grew up on a farm in Haldimand County and studied at York University. He has worked in Tourism and Economic Development for more than 25 years, first in Haldimand-Norfolk, then Cambridge, then for the Southern Ontario Tourism Organization, and has been working for Norfolk County for since 2002. Clark’s job focuses on building community partnerships and promoting the area to increase investment in industrial development, agricultural diversification, and tourism visits and expenditures.
He served as Co-Chair of the transition team that established the Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation, and chaired the Ontario’s South Coast Tourism Alliance, which includes motorcycle-friendly communities from Dunnville to Windsor. He also worked on the planning team that brought Mumford & Sons’ Gentlemen of the Road to Norfolk County in 2013. Clark is a member of the Economic Developers Council of Ontario, the Economic Development Association of Canada, and the International Economic Development Council. He is also certified as an Economic Development Professional.
He and his family live in Port Dover. Clark enjoys writing and travel.
CA$H: Comics about Sam & Angela by Clark’s daughter Chloe