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 46th Annual General Meeting took place on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at The St. Catharines Club, 77 Ontario Street, St. Catharines.


View previous AGM Minutes



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

Board meetings in 2019 will take place the third Tuesday of each month at 12:30pm.


The Current Board of Management (2019):

                Jennifer Anderson, Past Chair

                John Blanchard                   

                David Cooperman               

                Joe Critelli                           

                Brian Gasbarini, Secretary/Treasurer 

                Matt Harris

                Michael Mazzolino, Vice-Chair

                Robin McPherson

                Joseph Viola, Co-Chair

                Jennifer Wallace

                Scott Wark, Co-Chair



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 May 9, 2019 at 8:45am at Conference Room, 80 King Street. Please RSVP to Tisha at or call 905-685-8424


Safety Committee

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


New Entrepreneur/Business Committee

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


Get Involved

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


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