Fenstermaker resigns as director of Dorchester Tourism

Dorchester Banner
Posted 6/25/21

CAMBRIDGE — County government is losing one of its leaders. The Dorchester Tourism announced on Friday the resignation of Amanda Fenstermaker, who had led the department since 2009.The full …

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Fenstermaker resigns as director of Dorchester Tourism

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CAMBRIDGE — County government is losing one of its leaders. The Dorchester Tourism announced on Friday the resignation of Amanda Fenstermaker, who had led the department since 2009.
The full statement follows:
“We are wishing all the best to Amanda Fenstermaker, who is stepping down from her position as director of Dorchester County Tourism. Amanda will remain connected to Dorchester County as she is going to work contractually with the Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area – a program of the Dorchester County Tourism Department.

“Amanda joined the Dorchester Tourism team in 2007 and two years later was named director as well as the head of the Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area. In the past dozen years, she has provided great vision and action for the county.

“A few of her accomplishments include spearheading the push to bring the full-distance IRONMAN triathlon to town (and subsequently, several millions of dollars in economic impact). She worked tirelessly with others to recognize and honor Harriet Tubman, who was born here, and Amanda was one of the driving forces behind the creation of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway.

“She envisioned and brought to life the Chesapeake Mural Trail, which features several murals around the county created by Michael Rosato. She has found many ways to promote Dorchester County to both residents and visitors, adapting and changing as technology and the market dictated with a mix of digital, print, editorial, and other marketing efforts. Thanks for all you’ve done, Amanda!”

Dorchester County is seeking someone to serve as Ms. Fenstermaker’s successor.