Board & Membership

Board of Directors

All Members participate on the Board of Directors.  Our Members represent diverse tourism-related interests, including chambers of commerce, economic development groups, regional planning, educational institutions, professional business organizations, recreation and conservation groups, cultural/heritage groups, historical societies, business owners, municipalities, and more.

DART By-Laws 2018


DART is a fee-based membership organization, but our work benefits DownEast Acadia businesses, organizations, and communities regardless of membership.

Membership is $100/annually and allows for two representatives and one official vote. 

Click to download the DART membership application


Annual membership dues contribute critical required cash-match to maintain our ability to receive a Regional Grant from Maine Office of Tourism (MOT).  Cash-match also allows DART to provide planning, development, and management services in addition to Marketing and Promotion work funded by MOT.  Our members also contribute valuable in-kind match through their generous donations of time, services, and products.

Responsibilities and Benefits of DART Membership

  1. Come to the table – either in person or through chosen representation (2 voting positions)
  2. Provide feedback, input, and ideas, especially on regional marketing projects
  3. Review and comment on the website to help us improve this over time
  4. Share information and photography or video on your sub-region for website development and social media promotion
  5. Share DART newsletters or important information with your own members and colleagues
  6. Encourage/assist your members or colleagues to list their business or event on – they will automatically appear on MOT’s website – and list your own events
  7. Collaborate and share – support and promote each other’s programs and communities
  8. Promote regional collaboration, and DART, to your peers and colleagues
  9. As much as possible, assist with the Annual Symposium and other fundraising efforts
  10. Pay your dues annually