The Door County CTA Program celebrated 10 years and several milestones in 2019. At the Door County Visitor Bureau’s fall annual meeting, the bureau honored the 28 people who took the CTA (certified tourism ambassador) class in 2009.
This year also marked the first student CTA class, in partnership with Sturgeon Bay schools. Twelve students from the Future Business Leaders of America organization participated, along with Sturgeon Bay High School Principal Robert Nickel and Superintendent Dan Tjernagel. The CTA program held its first Spanish-speaking class as well, during which 14 people were certified.
The 2019 CTA of the Year went to Judith Boldt of Wagon Trail Campground, who became certified in 2015 and has faithfully worn her CTA pin ever since. Jim Robinson of Shoreline Scenic Cruises and Charters was named the 2019 CTA Employer of the Year. He has been a program supporter since it began and was one of the county’s first business owners to be certified.
The 2020 CTA class schedule has been set: Jan. 15, 8:30 am – 1 pm, at the Door County Maritime Museum; Feb. 13, 8:30 am – 1 pm, at the NWTC Sister Bay campus; and a Spanish CTA class on Feb. 19, 8:30 am – 1 pm, at the Kress Pavilion.Business interested in hosting a CTA class may contact Yvonne Torres at [email protected]