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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.


Katherine Devine - Executive Director

Ally Easterbrook - Creative Director

Elissa Smith  - Operations Director

Board of Directors

Dina Stuehler - President

Spencer Schmidt - Vice President

Miles Anderson - Past President

Kevin Gamble - Treasurer

Jacquie Braun - Secretary

Francine Lavallee - Murray

John Hirst

Jeff Downie

Johnna Puusa

Julika Pape

We're hiring! 

We are looking for a Marketing and Communications Coordinator to fill a one-year maternity leave position. Click the button below to read the full job description. 

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