Meetings

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The St. Catharines Downtown Association conducts an Annual General Meeting (AGM) each February. The financial statements of the previous year along with the current fiscal budget are reviewed and voted on by the Association membership present at the AGM.

The members of the St. Catharines Downtown Association, the designated Business Improvement Area (BIA), consist of persons who are assessed on the last returned assessment roll with respect to rateable property in the area that is in a prescribed business property class and tenants of such property.

The 44th Annual General Meeting took place on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at The St. Catharines Club, 77 Ontario Street, St. Catharines.  If you would like a copy of the AGM package which includes the meeting agenda, 2016 audited financial statements and the 2017 budget, please call the Downtown Association office at 905-685-8424 or email scda@mydowntown.ca

View Annual General Meeting Minutes

 

BOARD OF MANAGEMENT MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

The St. Catharines Downtown Association is governed by a Board of Management elected by the membership for a four year term, concurrent with the City of St. Catharines Councillors term of office. The Board of Management controls the Association's activities and approves all policies. 

The Board of Management meets a minimum of 10 times per year on a regular basis (monthly). Members of the public are welcome to attend. Please RSVP in advance to Tisha Polocko, Executive Director, phone 905-685-8424.

View Monthly Board Meeting Minutes

The meeting dates for 2017 are as follows:

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 12:00pm at Conference Room, 80 King Street

Wednesday March 15, 2017 at 12:00pm at Conference Room, 80 King Street

Wednesday April 19, 2017 at 3:30pm at Conference Room, 80 King Street

Wednesday May 17, 2017 at 12:00pm at Conference Room, 80 King Street

Wednesday June 28, 2017 at 12:00pm at Conference Room, 80 King Street

Wednesday August 16, 2017 (time/location to be announced)

Wednesday September 20, 2017 (time/location to be announced)

Wednesday October 18, 2017 (time/location to be announced)

Wednesday November 15, 2017 (time/location to be announced)

Wednesday December, 2017 (time/location to be announced) - Call of the Chair

 

The Current Board of Management (2017):

                Jennifer Anderson, Chair     Niagara Wine Festival

                John Blanchard                   Wilson Blanchard Management Inc.

                David Cooperman               Cooperman Real Estate

                Joe Critelli                            Critelli’s Fine Furniture

                Brian Gasbarini                    Rise Above

                Sarah Jarvis                         Craft Arts Market

                Patrick Little                         Heelis Little & Almas

                Michael Mazzolino               Mazzolino Real Estate

                Mathew Siscoe                    St. Patrick’s Ward Councillor, City of St. Catharines

                Maria Sleight                       Verity

                Joseph Viola, Treasurer      Viola Salter Group

                Scott Wark, Vice-Chair         Scotiabank

 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Promotions & Marketing Committee

Committee provides input about promotion and marketing of downtown in general and reviews the promotion of events and other marketing initiatives.

Next meeting Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 9:00am at Conference Room, 80 King Street

 

Safety Committee

Committee reviews downtown safety initiatives such as the Police Foot Patrol Program and plans way to engage and assist the disadvantaged in our community.

Next meeting Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 10:00am at Conference Room, 80 King Street

 

New Entrepreneur/Business Committee

Committee offers guidance to new and emerging businesses by working with the St. Catharines Enterprise Centre and other resources.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 10:00am at Conference Room, 80 King Street

Next meeting date/time to be announced

 

To get involved and actively participate in decision making about your Downtown, please contact Tisha Polocko, Executive Director of the St. Catharines Downtown Association at 905-685-8424 or email tisha@mydowntown.ca

 

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