Downtown Collingwood BIA Board of Management
The Downtown Collingwood BIA Board of Management provides recommendations to the Corporate & Community Services Standing Committee, oversees the improvement, beautification and maintenance of municipally-owned lands, buildings and structures in the area, beyond such improvement, beautification and maintenance as is provided at the expense of the municipality generally, and the promotion of the area as a business or shopping area. To review other roles and responsibilities of the Board, refer to By-law No. 2015-007.
The association is funded by a levy placed on the property taxes of each owner within the designated boundaries. The budget is presented to the general membership each year for discussion and approved by Council.
The Downtown Collingwood BIA Board of Directors consists of nine (9) members in total:
eight (8) members elected from the Downtown business community and property owners qualified to be members of the improvement area, or nominees of corporations so assessed as set out in Section 204 (4) of the Municipal Act; and one (1) council representative or a member of the public appointed by Council.
Non-voting members include the General Manager, Collingwood Downtown BIA and Recording Secretary.
The election for the eight (8) members is conducted by ballot during the municipal election year, and the results are then forwarded to Council for appointment. Citizen appointment(s) will occur in accordance with the corporate policy known as “Recruitment and Selection – Committee/Local Committee Appointments”, appointed directly by the municipality.
Key qualifications and eligibility requirements shall be in compliance with Section 204 of the Municipal Act, 2001.
The BIA Board of Management generally meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 a.m. in the conference room of the Business Development Centre at 105 Hurontario Street.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, committee meetings will be held by Zoom webinar rather than in person for the foreseeable future. Links to join each webinar can be found on the corresponding agenda on the Town's Meeting Portal website.
BIA Board of Mangement Directors
David Conning, Chair
Paul Feather, Vice Chair
Meghan Berofsky, Board Member
Penny Skelton, Board Member
Brandon Houston, Board Member
Cassie MacKell, Board Member
John Miller, Board Member
Kathie Ondercin, Board Member
Deputy Mayor Keith Hull, Council Representative
Staff resources include: Susan Nicholson, General Manager and Stefanie Hochrein, Recording Secretary
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