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About

Our Mission

 

'To support our membership community by providing diverse resources while promoting downtown business through progressive leadership'

 

 

What is a BIA (Business Improvement Area)?

 

The purpose of a BIA is to undertake programs and initiatives for:

 

  • Beautification & Aesthetic Improvement

  • Local Business & Event Promotion

  • Economic Stimulation

  • Community Support

 

Established in 1997, the Downtown Duncan BIA (DDBIA) is a non-profit organization under the direction of an elected volunteer Board of Directors. Every business within the defined boundary is automatically a member. Funding is collected through a special levy enacted through a municipal property tax bylaw. The cost of the levy contributed is based on each property's commercial assessment as determined by the BC Assessment Authority.

Staff

Katherine Devine - Executive Director

Ally Easterbrook - Creative Director (on maternity leave)

Gill Polard - temporary Creative Coordinator

Lindsay Kjartanson  - Administrative Director

Don McCormick - Social Media Specialist

Board of Directors

Johnna Puusa - President

Cathy Robertson - Vice President

Dina Stuehler - Past President

Kevin Gamble - Treasurer

Jacquie Braun - Secretary

Francine Lavallee - Murray

John Hirst

Miles Anderson

Seth Godbey

Julika Pape

Spencer Schmidt

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