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 email@example.com
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.
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 at 12:00pm at Gord's Place, 84 James Street
Wednesday September 27, 2017 at 12:00pm at Conference Room, 80 King Street
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)
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
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, October 26, 2017 at 9:00am at Conference Room, 80 King Street
Committee reviews downtown safety initiatives such as the Police Foot Patrol Program and plans ways to engage and assist the disadvantaged in our community.
Next meeting Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 3:00pm 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.
Next meeting Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 10:00am at Conference Room, 80 King Street
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 firstname.lastname@example.org