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To foster a unique, diverse, and vibrant downtown business community.



We commit to working together with our businesses, landlords, organizations, and governments to support a thriving downtown that is a fun place to live, work and discover for everyone. 


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.


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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