Board of Directors

Call for Board Members!

The Capitol Centre is governed by a 15-member board, which includes two elected City of North Bay Councillors, one liaison for the North Bay Symphony Orchestra, one liaison for the WKP Kennedy Art Gallery, and nine citizens elected by the Board of the Capitol Centre and its membership. Board members can be appointed for two consecutive terms after which they must leave the board for one year before applying for re-appointment. Board members are interviewed by the Nominating Committee to ensure it is a good fit then their name is brought forward to the next Board meeting for a vote or Directors may be nominated from the floor at the AGM.

There are a number of Board committees including: Finance, Human Resources, Property & Operations, Sponsorship, WKP Kennedy Gallery and a number of ad hoc committees including the Wine Gala Committee, Galaxy Circle Committee and Golf Tournament Committee.

Everyone is welcome to apply for a position on the Capitol Centre’s board. Position are advertised in the paper and on the Capitol Centre’s website as they become available. The Executive Director, who heads the Centre’s work force, reports to the board. Under the Executive Director are approximately 7 full-time staff and as many as 30 part-time employees and up to 70 volunteers.

For further information email the Executive Director at

President / Chair
Robert Palangio

First Vice President
Andrew Lawson

Second Vice President
Jordan Wood


Corporate Secretary
Helen Gobby

Past President
Micheal Roth

Sylvia Antinozzi
David Barker
Blake Beam
Laurie Moore
Giovanna Parnell
David Wolfe
Kelly Stewart
Anna Fitzsimmons

City Council Representatives
Councillor Mike Anthony
Councillor Johanne Brousseau


Photo by Brian Tremblay of Polar Studios!


Call for Board Members
August 17, 2020

The Capitol Centre is seeking individuals to fill vacancies on its volunteer Board of Directors. The Capitol Centre welcomes interested applicants from all walks of life to helpbest ensure a board that reflects diversity with respect to ethnicity, gender, geography, and areas of expertise.

Directors on the Capitol Centre Board serve in a governance capacity. They set the organization's direction, develop policy and undertake operational and financial oversight. The Board of Directors meets once each month, usually 10 months of the year. Board members with various backgrounds serve on standing committees such as Finance, Fundraising, Property and Operations, Marketing and other ad-hoc Committees, as required.

The Capitol Centre is dedicated to enriching the cultural life of the community through arts development, education and programming. The Capitol Centre and WKP Kennedy Gallery draws people from North Bay and surrounding areas including Sturgeon Falls, Bonfield, Corbeil, Callander, Powassan, Nbissing, Temagami and Mattawa to name a few.

Fundraising is ongoing at the Capitol Centre through revenue generating events such asBingo, Annual Hops and Vines Event, Annual Golf Tournament and many other specialevents. An integral part of being on the Capitol Centre Board of Directors is a dedicationto being actively involved in fundraising, participation and attendance at Capitol Centreevents, as well as being a catalyst in providing exposure for the many exciting presentations held on our stage and the WKP Kennedy Gallery. This is indeed a challenging time for us as we begin to navigate the fallout from the 2020 Pandemic.

Applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest to the Chair of the Nominating Committee, Robert Palangio at

For further information, please contact Robert Palangio or Katina Connolly at or 474-1944, ext. 226