ERIKA Vickery is the acting chairman of Limestone Coast Tourism after a significant reshuffle of the group's leaders.
Former chairman Fiona Luestner and administration officer Carolyn Hamson resigned at a board meeting on May 15.
Mrs Luestner has relocated to Adelaide and Mrs Hamson has other full-time work commitments.
Mrs Vickery, the mayor of Naracoorte Lucindale, is acting chairman until LCT's annual meeting on August 29, while Jenni Ling, of Robe, has replaced Mrs Hamson as administration officer.
While it has been a challenging period for the region's peak tourism body, Mrs Vickery said having Mrs Ling "will be a real positive. She has a real interest with tourism."
Since an industry restructure on June 30 last year, SA Tourism Commission has provided minimal financial help to LCT, and since July 1, 2011, it has been financed by tourism operators.
Mrs Vickery said the organisation's first priority was to represent its members but marketing the region as a tourist destination was important.
Our Backyard - a Limestone Coast website which went live in March - aimed to promote the region online.
The SATC gave $20,000 to help create the website.
LCT is planning regional awards in 2012-13 to provide the region's leading operators with recognition before the State's annual awards.
Mrs Vickery said it would be a "progression of industry awards" starting locally.
LCT also had an "image library" which it wanted to expand, allowing tourism operators access for marketing their businesses and the region.
Mrs Vickery said LCT would continue to help tourist operators in the region by "disseminating information between our members and SATC and also SA Tourist Industry Council".
LCT was "working together cooperatively to support each other" and "assist with development of tourism".
"It's a voice for tourism operators in the Limestone Coast and Coorong area," she said.
The LCT board is made up of two SE Local Government Association representatives, a Coorong District Council representative and tourism industry representatives.
LCT contributed $5000 to the position of the tourism development officer Biddie Tietz, who is employed by Regional Development Australia Limestone Coast.
Mrs Vickery said LCT used to publish the Visitor Guide, but it was now the responsibility of the SATC.
Normally the guide is published in November or December of the previous year but the SATC restructure had left the guide in limbo.
Production of a 2012 edition of the region's major promotional tool, the Visitor Guide, was delayed; and the 2011 issue was reprinted. A new 2012 guide is due to be published next month.